“Just in case these are my final words; I am at peace knowing it is a sacrifice that I have to make for my country…I am hopeful that Feteh’s strong spirit will live on through my colleagues.”

By arresting Desalegn this week, Zenawi’s successors seem intent on continuing down the path he charted—one where the free press and journalists were seen as enemies of the state.

 

Mohammed Ademo is a recent graduate of the Columbia Journalism School. He's also the founder and editor of OPride.com, an independent news website about Ethiopia. He can be reached on Twitter @OPride.