Eyob Ghilazghy

eyobEyob Teklay Ghilazghy is Eritrean by nationality. He holds an MSc. in Sustainable Development from SOAS, University of London.  He has worked in different professions: teaching, food security; monitoring and evaluation; agriculture; human rights; researching and writing/journalism.  Eyob fled persecution in Eritrea and lives in exile in Uganda. In 2013, Eyob co-founded Africa Monitors, a human rights organization based in Uganda. Currently he is the Executive Director of Africa Monitors. Eyob also co-founded and is secretary of Pen Eritrea in exile.

During the period of October 2016 to April 2017, Eyob is a resident writer with English PEN, based in London, during which time he is working on a report on the situation of freedom of expression in Eritrea.