Temesghen Debesai began his career in Eritrea, where he worked as a news anchor and co-founded the country’s first English television service in 1998. In 2006, he fled Eritrea and was granted refugee status in the UK.
He joined the first cohort of the Refugee
October 3, 2013 marked a black chapter in the history of the small East African nation of Eritrea – a country that gained its independence from its larger neighbour, Ethiopia, in May 1991. For Eritreans, the dreams and aspirations of living in a country liberated
Temesghen Debesai Asfaha shares his views on what journalism means to him, after living and working in a country where journalism was unable to function independently from state control.