Media watchdog Reportes Without Borders (RSF) warns political leaders' hostility towards the media have "fuelled an unprecedented level of fear and danger for journalists".
A preliminary report issued by the Ethiopian transport ministry cast further doubt on the system controlling the Boeing 737 MAX 8 model, which has been grounded worldwide since almost a month.
The Wall Street Journal reports that the pilots of the ill-fated Ethiopian Airlines flight followed all the emergency procedures laid out by Boeing but could not control the aircraft.
Family of Jackson Musoni, a citizen of Rwanda who died in the Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX crash, file a lawsuit against Boeing Co in US federal court.
Airlines worldwide grounded the jet after the deadly crash of an Ethiopian Airlines flight this month. It came less than five months after 189 people died in the October crash of another Max 8 off the coast of Indonesia.
The festival, during which hundreds of intricate 'ninots', the Valencian name for papier-mâché dolls, are brought into the streets and then burned on the last day, is a centuries-old tradition honouring St Joseph, the patron saint of carpenters.
Boing said it was updating software to address how the aircraft's flight control system MCAS (Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System) responds to erroneous sensor inputs.
Ethiopia's transport minister Dagmawit Moges says analysis of data from Boeing 737 MAX 8 black boxes show 'clear similarities' with October's Lion Air crash. Meanwhile, funerals were held for Ethiopia crash victims with little to bury.
Investigators of Ethiopian Airlines plane crash successfully downloaded the cockpit voice recorder of the Boeing 737 MAX 8, leading new details of what brought the plane down.
The analysis is expected to help figure out why the Ethiopian Airlines aircraft plunged to the ground minutes after take-off last week, killing all 157 people on board.
Several airlines have grounded the 737 MAX 8 in their fleets, but many others are continuing to fly the plane pending an investigation into the crash and possible guidance from Boeing itself.
The list of countries grounding or denying airspace to the Boeing 737 MAX series of aircraft is growing, after a second deadly crash of the MAX 8 on Sunday when an Ethiopian Airlines flight crashed soon after takeoff killing all 157 people on board.
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