Ethiopia has expelled The Economist's correspondent from the East African country, accusing him of taking a "misguided approach" to journalism, the weekly magazine said Monday. The British magazine defended the work of its correspondent as "professional, unbiased and often courageous" while confirming an Ethiopian government statement on Friday ordering his expulsion. "On May 13th Ethiopia’s government withdrew the press accreditation of Tom Gardner, The Economist’s correspondent in Addis Ababa," the magazine said in a statement. In May 2021, the Ethiopian authorities expelled The Times correspondent Simon Marks. "His reporting from Ethiopia, including on the conflict in the northern region of Tigray, has been professional, unbiased and often courageous," the magazine said.
Source: Ethiopian News May 17, 2022 15:21 UTC