U.S. Express Concern Over Ethiopia’s Flagrant Violation of Press Freedom

By The State Department, THE United States is concerned by the Ethiopian Federal High Court’s January 28, 2015, decision to proceed with the trial of six bloggers and three independent journalists on charges under the Anti-Terrorism Proclamation. The decision undermines a free and open media environment—critical elements for credible and democratic elections, which Ethiopia will […]

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Examining Ethiopia: Bahir Dar, Defections and Indonesia

By Fikrejesus Amahazion, AS 2014 draws to a close, the recent defection of several high-level Ethiopian military personnel [1], and the Ethiopian government’s bloody crackdown on protests in Bahir Dar [2] highlight serious questions about Ethiopia’s tense internal socio-political situation and the West’s ongoing support for Ethiopia’s repressive government. Late last week, in Bahir Dar, […]

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Ethiopia’s Internet Freedom Status Remains ‘Not Free’

By Freedom House, ETHIOPIA continues to have one of the lowest rates of internet and mobile phone connectivity in the world, as meager infrastructure, government monopoly over the telecommunications sector, and obstructive telecom policies have significantly hindered the growth of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in the country. Coupled with highly repressive laws and tactics […]

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Massive Protest in Brussels Against Ethiopian Regime

By Robele Ababya, I HAD the privilege to watch, with tears choking my eyes, the stunning demonstration, in front of the EU Headquarters, by heroic Ethiopians that shut a busy street in Brussels. Ethiopians converging in a display of colorful unity from all over Europe and probably beyond made history by their unique act of […]

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UN Special Rapporteurs Urge Ethiopia To Stop Using Anti-Terrorism Legislation To Curb Human Rights

By UNHR, A GROUP of United Nations human rights experts* today urged the Government of Ethiopia to stop misusing anti-terrorism legislation to curb freedoms of expression and association in the country, amid reports that people continue to be detained arbitrarily. The experts’ call comes on the eve of the consideration by Ethiopia of a series of […]

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TPLF’s Malicious Practices and Bantustanization of Ethiopia

By Bereket Kidane, IT was revealed last month that not only does Ethiopia’s minority regime jams satellite broadcasts of its neighbors in a deliberate act of vandalism causing great outage and disruptions to African and Middle Eastern television audiences, the TPLF regime has also hired and trained internet bloggers to harass and troll Eritrean websites as […]

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As Ethiopia Charges Bloggers as Terrorists, US Concerned, UN Silent

By Matthew Russell Lee, THE attack on Ethiopia’s Zone 9 bloggers, which Inner City Press covered in late April, now has Ethiopia charging them with terrorism. The UN Secretariat of Ban Ki-moon has after pressure condemned just this in Egypt. But when Inner City Press on behalf of the Free UN Coalition for Access asked Ban’s deputy spokesperson […]

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Abebe Gelaw Did it Again; This Time to President Obama

By Anonymous, U.S. PRESIDENT Barack Obama has agreed with journalist Abebe Gellaw’s demand to support freedom in Ethiopia and help free bloggers, journalists and political prisoners jailed by the tyrannical regime. While Obama was wrapping up his speech last night at a glitzy Democratic National Committee reception in San Jose’s Fairmont Hotel, journalist and activist Abebe […]

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