Meron Estefanos

Eritrean journalist, radio presenter, and co-founder of the International Commission on Eritrean Refugees

Sub-Saharan Africa

Meron Estefanos is an Eritrean journalist and human rights activist. She is a contributor to the leading Eritrean diaspora news site ;Asmarino and a presenter for ;Radio Erena (Tigrinya for “Our Eritrea”). Estefanos is the co-founder of the International Commission on Eritrean Refugees, an advocacy organization for the rights of Eritrean refugees, victims of trafficking, and victims of torture. She actively campaigns for freedom and democracy in her country, which has suffered under the dictatorship of Isaias Afwerki since 1993. She has been threatened and harassed for her work, especially hers coverage of the case of Dawit Isaak, a Swedish-Eritrean journalist imprisoned without charge for more than ten years in Eritrea.

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