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I became a journalist by accident I was in my twenties For the first time in Ethiopias history we had independent magazines I knew we had to venture into freedom of expression and push the boundaries so I wrote articles criticizing the Ethiopian regimes abuse of power My newspaper became the first to be charged under the press law; my editor and I the first to be imprisoned I am 48 now Since 1993 Ive been imprisoned on nine separate occasions on various charges Ive spent almost one fifth of my life in prisonsimply for doing the work of a journalist This year I was released after spending more than six years in prison Even though I am a peaceful person the Ethiopian government convicted me on terrorist charges Throughout the world such charges are frequently leveled against dissident journalists like me who challenge their governments Ive seen every side of prison life I have been kept in dark cells measuring less than two square meters As I slept it was as though my head was touching the wall and my feet were touching the door It was so dark I couldnt see my hand I was allowed to go to the bathroom twice a day A shower was out of the question Once when the state had locked me up for my journalism the authorities tortured me They beat me on the inside of my feet the most common type of torture in the world But I didnt experience the worst of it My son was born in prison The Ethiopian government had imprisoned my wife and I after the 2005 elections He had to go and live with his grandmother because the conditions were so bad My wife and I would meet during court sessions but apart from that we were not allowed to see each other My son is 11 now and lives in the United States I havent seen him since I was imprisoned in 2012 The prospect of meeting him is both exciting and terrifying I am not perfect and I am not the legend he thinks I am I hope he wont be too disappointed when he gets to know me Most recently the government imprisoned me in Ethiopias notorious Maekelawi prison The conditions were terrible It was overcrowded difficult to find a place to sleep and the sanitation was unbelievably bad The prison officers demanded I stop writing When I refused I was branded a troublemaker a difficult prisoner and segregated from the others I wasnt fighting with anybody I was simply writing I was kept in a prison within a prison The compound was three meters in width and nine metres in length There was no space to walk All my books were taken away and I was denied pen and paper They didnt want to just physically imprison me they wanted to break my spirit For over four years the state tried to stop me from writing Not all the guards were on the side of the government and some of them would supply me with paper and pens I was well known in prison; I was their most loyal customer When they found out the government tried to stop that too But I continued to write on cardboard scraps of paper anything I could find At one point it didnt matter what I wrote as long as I didnt stop writing We had searches almost every week The government was doing all it could to break my spirit but they didnt succeed I read the Bible whenever I could My conviction for democracy saw me through the darkest times Even when I was imprisoned in a dark cell I knew organisations such as Amnesty International would be speaking out on my behalf This knowledge was so important to me I received letters of support from Amnesty International through my family It helped keep my morale up and it lifted the spirits of my family I am glad I inspired people to write I am proud of that Nothing beats the written word I am a child of Americas First Amendment which states that everyone has the right to freedom of expression and that we should all be able to express ourselves without fear In 2018 I was released Not because the government changed its mind but because the people demanded the release of detained activists journalists and bloggers It was the people that mobilized on behalf of democracy When we came out we had that hopeand we still have hopethat what we stood for and what we made the sacrifice for was finally about to happen We have fought for democracy for so long and I will continue as a human rights activist and as a journalist until its achieved Freedom of expression is the basis of our right the basis of democracy Its the basis of everything We should be able to speak our minds without fear of reprisal Its the age of democracy and I wont stop I will not be exiled and I will not give up I have never doubted the work I am doingdefending human rights is the right thing to do and until theres democracy I will be there speaking out no matter the consequences Contact us at editors@timecom IDEAS TIME Ideas hosts the world’s leading voices providing commentary on events in news society and culture We welcome outside contributions Opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the views of TIME editorsSupergirl star Melissa Benoist laughed off Jeb Bushs recent remarks that the actress was "pretty hot" Speaking to CBS This Morning on Monday Benoist was asked what she thought of Bush saying he found the Supergirl star attractive "I heard about it" she said before breaking out in laughter "You know I dont know what to think about it" Benoist added that she was "glad hes excited to watch the show" As predicted by Bush himself the Republican presidential candidate hopeful made news last week when he commented on Benoists physical appearance "Supergirl is on TV I saw that when I was working out this morning" Bush said during a Q&A "Theres an ad promoting Supergirl She looked pretty hot I dont know what channel its on but Im looking forward to that" Supergirl premieres Monday at 8:30 pm ET on CBS This article originally appeared on EWcom See Celebrities With Their Madame Tussauds Wax Figures Singer Sam Smith takes a selfie next to his wax figure at Madame Tussauds wax museum in San Francisco on Aug 10 2015 Jeff Chiu—AP Kim Kardashian Madame Tussauds wax figure left Kim Kardashian right Getty Images (2) Helen Mirren meets her 3 wax figures at Madame Tussauds on July 30 2015 in London Gareth Cattermole—Getty Images Laverne Cox unveils her wax figure on June 26 2015 in San Francisco Noah Berger—Madame Tussauds/AP Ed Sheeran left takes a selfie with his wax figure at Madame Tussauds in New York on May 28 2015 Shannon Stapleton—Reuters Pharrell Williams left poses next to his wax figure at Madame Tussauds in New York on April 1 2015 Eduardo Munoz—Reuters Jimmy Fallon right poses with his wax figure at Madame Tussauds in New York on March 27 2015 Shannon Stapleton—Reuters British Olympic athlete Mo Farah center poses with two of his waxworks in London on April 14 2014 Olivia Harris—Reuters Cristiano Ronaldo right poses with his wax statue after an unveiling ceremony at the Madrid Wax Museum on Dec 7 2013 Javier Barbancho—Reuters Sofia Vergara left poses with her wax figure during an unveiling at Madame 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in London on May 11 2010 Paul Hackett—Reuters Heidi Klum right presents her wax figure at the Madame Tussauds wax figure cabinet in Berlin on Jan 25 2010 Thomas Peter—Reuters Sean "Diddy" Combs left touches his wax figure at Madame Tussauds in New York on Dec 15 2009 Shannon Stapleton—Reuters Quentin Tarantino right poses next to his wax figure after it was unveiled at Madame Tussauds in Hollywood on Aug 7 2009 Mario Anzuoni—Reuters Carrie Underwood left unveils her wax figure at Madame Tussauds in New York on Oct 22 2008 Brendan McDermid—Reuters Singer Celine Dion left stands next to her figure at the Grevin wax museum in Paris on May 22 2008 Gonzalo Fuentes—Reuters 1 of 22 Advertisement Contact us at editors@timecomA bipartisan group of lawmakers is calling for hearings in response to an open letter on workplace sexual harassment that was signed by 223 women in the US national security community The lawmakers say Congress owes it the women of the national security community to examine the issue of sexual harassment and assault in their workplace “If Congress does nothing we send a dangerous message that we are indifferent to the inexcusable challenges women in the national security workforce endure” the letter which 42 members of Congress signed reads On Nov 28 the national security community’s #MeTooNatSec letter was first published In it current and former federal officials including diplomats and military service members said that they had either experienced sexual assault and harassment or knew someone who had The letter was published in the wake of the allegations levied against embattled Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein After Weinstein was accused of serial harassment women across all sectors and backgrounds came forward en masse with their own stories of abuse at the hands of powerful men Beyond adding the voices of federal employees to the chorus of women coming forward with their own stories the letter urges federal departments to review their own policies and implement changes All of the federal departments named in the letter currently have anti-sexual harassment policies in place and most that responded to requests from TIME in November said those policies were already under review In response to that letter a bipartisan group of lawmakers wants Congress to weigh in too Their effort is being led by Rep Nanette Barragán of California who serves on the House Homeland Security Committee In an interview with TIME on Thursday the Democrat said the national security letter reminded her of her own experience with harassment After volunteering with President Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign in Florida Barragán says she came to Washington and got approached about getting a job within the administration “What ended up happening was a number of these guys as soon as they heard that I was not interested romantically they would stop helping me” she says A male friend she complained about the same issue to later turned around and hit on her Barragán says Not long after she “politely” turned him down she says he put his hand on her lap one night in the back of a car he insulted her “He said ‘Nanette you dont have to prostitute yourself out to me Im still going to help you get a job’” she recalls “I will never forget those words And at that moment I thought is this what it takes to get help To get in” She was reminded of that incident while reading the letter which suggests that the varying levels of harassment that women face could be both pushing them out of jobs in national security and keeping them from ascending to positions of leadership when they stay in “If you dont have more women at the top helping other women or you have men who use their power in this way it certainly could prevent having people qualified women where they should be” says Barragán who returned to her home state ran for city council and later Congress after being harassed in Washington The letter says the 42 members who signed on are “eager” to answer the women of the national security community’s call to address these issues In it they urge the House Armed Services Intelligence Homeland Security and Foreign Affairs Committees to hold joint hearings to “examine the issues raised and identify the best policies to foster positive workplace cultures within the departments and agencies that are the backbone of our nations security” In the letter Rep Barragán says the women of the national security community note that good policy is not enoughleadership should make clear what will and will not be tolerated “If Congress holds the hearings and brings in the leadership and Congress sends the message that were going to hold them accountable I think that could be very positive to change the culture” she says On national security issues there tends to be bipartisan interest in protecting the homeland and the same can be true about making sure the men and women within the ranks are also protected Barragán says “In this case the women need to have protection and not feel that they are constrained because of the community that theyre in or the agency that they work for” she says Congress is facing its own reckoning on the issue of workplace sexual harassment Three members have stepped down after reports that they had sexually harassed or groped women emerged including John Conyers of Michigan Al Franken of Minnesota and Trent Franks of Arizona Rep Blake Farenthold who settled a $84000 sexual harassment lawsuit that was filed by a former staffer in 2014 announced Thursday he will not seek re-election after another employee came forward alleging the Texas Republican was hostile and vulgar toward his employees There are efforts to reform the way Congress addresses its own sexual assault problems; last week a House panel held a hearing on fixing a law that determines how workplace complaints are handled At the same time members have begun calling for investigations into President Donald Trump who has been accused of sexual misconduct by over a dozen women Write to Maya Rhodan at mayarhodan@timecom Party officials have.
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