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Reeyot Alemu is an Ethiopian journalist and human rights activist. She was born on 16 April, 1980 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. She is currently 43 years old. Reeyot Alemu is a graduate of Addis Ababa University, where she studied journalism and communication. She began her career as a journalist in 2005, working for the independent newspaper Feteh. She was arrested in 2011 and sentenced to 14 years in prison for her reporting on the Ethiopian government. She was released in 2018 after spending seven years in prison. Reeyot Alemu is an advocate for freedom of expression and human rights in Ethiopia. She is a recipient of the International Women of Courage Award, the International Press Freedom Award, and the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize. Reeyot Alemu's net worth is estimated to be around $1 million. She has earned her wealth through her career as a journalist and human rights activist.

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Age 43 years old
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Born 16 April, 1980
Birthday 16 April
Birthplace Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Nationality Ethiopia

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Reeyot was released on July 9, 2015 after serving four years.


Reeyot Alemu is an Ethiopian journalist who served a 5-year prison sentence following an unfair trial in which anti-terrorism laws were used to silence her writing. She won the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize in 2013.

In May 2013, Alemu was awarded the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize to honor her exceptional courage, resistance and commitment to freedom of expression.


In August 2012, an appeals court subsequently reduced the 14-year prison sentence to 5 years and dropped most of the terrorism charges against her. She was serving a five-year term at Kaliti Prison.

In 2012, the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) bestowed a Courage in Journalism Award on Alemu in absentia for her “refusal to self-censor in a place where that practice is standard, and her unwillingness to apologize for truth-telling, even though contrition could win her freedom.” She has also won Hellman/Hammett press freedom prize.


In June 2011, she was arrested by Ethiopian authorities on charges of terrorism, for which she was convicted and sentenced to 14 years of imprisonment and a fine of 33,000 birrs (USD 1,850).


Alemu was born 1980. She was a high school teacher until 2000, when she started working as a columnist for several local newspapers including the independent weekly newspaper Feteh. In 2010, she founded her own publishing house and became the editor in chief of her own monthly magazine called Change, both of which were closed. Alemu's articles covered social and political affairs as well as poverty and gender issues.