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Ethiopia expels New York Times journalist over ‘unbalanced’ reporting

A New York Times journalist based in Ethiopia has been expelled from the country.

Simon Marks, who is Irish, was held at the airport for eight hours before being put on a flight.

He tweeted that he was prevented from going home to say goodbye to his son and collect his belongings, including his passport.

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The journalist’s accreditation was cancelled in March after he reported on the war in the northern region of Tigray.

A number of Ethiopian journalists working for foreign media organisations have been detained in recent months.

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