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Join the #FreeZone9Bloggers Tweetathon on May 14
Written by Ellery Roberts Biddle On 12 May 2014 @ 17:08 pm | 12 Comments
In Digital Activism, Ethiopia, Feature, Freedom of Speech, Human Rights, Law, Nigeria, Sub-Saharan Africa
Join Nigerian bloggers Blossom Nnodim (@blcompere ) and Nwachukwu Egbunike (@feathersproject ), along with Global Voices editor Ndesanjo Macha (@ndesanjo ) from Tanzania for an Africa-wide tweetathon in support of the nine bloggers and journalists arrested  in late April and currently being detained in Ethiopia.
The Global Voices community and our network of friends and allies are demanding the release of these nine men and women, all of whom have worked hard to expand spaces for social and political commentary in Ethiopia through blogging and traditional journalism. We believe their arrest is a violation of their universal right to free expression, as well as their right not to be arbitrarily detained. Learn more about their story and the campaign for their release here .
This Wednesday, beginning at 2pm West Africa Time, we plan to tweet at community leaders, government and diplomatic actors, and mainstream media (using their handles) to increase awareness and draw public attention to the case. We especially encourage fellow bloggers and social media users in Africa to join us — but anyone is welcome!
#FreeZone9Bloggers: A Tweetathon Demanding the Release of Jailed Ethiopian Bloggers
Date: Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Time: 2pm – 5pm West Africa time / 1pm – 4pm GMT (click here  to find your time zone)
Join us this Wednesday — tweet until your fingers hurt and demand freedom for the Zone 9 bloggers!
Tweets you can use (click here to find more )
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URL to article: http://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/05/12/join-the-freezone9bloggers-tweetathon-on-may-14/
URLs in this post:
 @blcompere: https://twitter.com/blcompere
 @feathersproject: https://twitter.com/feathersproject
 @ndesanjo: https://twitter.com/ndesanjo
 the nine bloggers and journalists arrested: http://globalvoicesonline.org http://advocacy.globalvoicesonline.org/2014/04/30/netizen-report-ethiopia-cracks-down-on-free-expression/
 here: http://advocacy.globalvoicesonline.org/2014/05/03/4-ways-you-can-join-the-freezone9bloggers-campaign/
 click here: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=%23FreeZone9Bloggers+Tweetathon&iso=20140514T14&p1=742&ah=3
 click here to find more: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AkQU5D1y2ahTdExVMlZvWlZRcjdBUHFYM3c1S3RDc1E&usp=sharing
 Free the Zone 9 bloggers… because blogging is not a crime!: http://bit.ly/1g65ijg
 @globalvoices: http://twitter.com/globalvoices
 bit.ly/1njZMRH: https://www.google.com/url?q=http://bit.ly/1njZMRH&usd=2&usg=ALhdy29cpAU87Wi7Pwgf7N0T88gQ94gFmw
 a violation : https://www.google.com/url?q=http://bit.ly/QlzRuG&usd=2&usg=ALhdy28cfibXg3-FwaVTAmY3Jm70UfLvjQ
 protects: http://bit.ly/QlzRuG
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