Salem Solomon is an award-winning multimedia reporter and editor with the Voice of America’s Africa Division. She covers the latest news from across the continent, and she also reports and edits in Amharic and Tigrigna.
Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post and Reuters. She researches trends in analytics and digital journalism. Her work focused on journalism innovation and fact-checking initiatives has appeared in The Columbia Journalism Review, on Poynter Online and Harvard’s Nieman Journalism Lab and she currently teaches at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg’s Department of Journalism and Digital Communication.
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The Kenyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that a Kenyan journalist detained in Ethiopia has been released, but press advocates see latest crackdown on journalists as a step back for Ethiopia’s democratic progress