Eyob Ghilazghy, Visiting Fellow, Exiled Eritrean, Executive Director of AfricaMonitors and resident writer with English PEN has contributed to a number ofdiscussions on human rights situations in Eritrea. Highlights of these events include:
The Asylum Journey: More than one story
On the 20th March 2017 Eyob was one of five speakers in this event organized by the Refugee Centre, Notre Dame University in
London. The event addressed the challenges of migration and the problems, dangers and hardships refugees and asylum seekers face including sexual and economic exploitation, human trafficking, and hostage taking for ransom, abductions and rape.
Writers at Risks: Goldsmiths English Pen
On the1st March 2017, Goldsmiths English Pen organized this event where Eyob was one of two speakers. The speakers shared their experiences and discussed the state of freedom of speech, expression and protest drawing on the situations in their respective countries: Eritrea and Turkey. The event took place at Goldsmiths University and was attended by Goldsmiths English Pen members.
Eritrea's Forgotten Journalists:
Eyob participated in this event on the situation of freedom of expression in Eritrea at the Frontline club on the 8th of February 2017. The event was organized in partnership between English Pen and the Frontline Club in London under the theme: Eritrea’s forgotten journalists. During the event the speakers underscored the grave human rights conditions in Eritrea, focusing on the situation of freedom of expression and the press, where there is a total shut down of private media and the disappearance of many journalists and writers,held incommunicado for almost two decades without being charged or brought before a court of law.