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Ethiopian government’s witchhunt against privately-owned media »

Reporters without Borders

Friday 14 November – Reporters without Borders At least six publications have had to close in recent months and around 30…

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Crackdown on dissent intensified as journalists convicted – Joint Statement »


31 October 2014. Ethiopia’s already limited space for civil society and human rights defenders is undergoing further contraction, warns CIVICUS,…

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The state of internet policy making in Ethiopia »


Kinfe Michael Yilma, a scholar at Brunel University London UK, discusses Ethiopia’s internet policies and participation in internet governance forums.…

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Ethiopia – Journalist Dies in Exile at 33 »


October 16, 2014 by Betre Yacob A prominent Ethiopian journalist, Million Shurube, died in Nairobi, Kenya, where he had been…

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Cyber Posta Bet

Exchange messages in Amharic and send ethiopian postcards to friends and relatives

First Prize of the African Information Society Initiative - 2005

CyberEthiopia was awarded the First Prize of the 2005 Africa Information Society Media Awards (AISI) introduced in 2003 to encourage more informed coverage of the Information Society and the Information Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D).

Political Internet Filtering in Ethiopia

Ethiopia is the only country in sub-Saharan Africa to actively engage in political censorship of the Internet. Since May 2006, the top five most popular Ethiopian web sites (including CyberEthiopia) and several blogs have been blocked across the nation. The apparent objective is to prevent the dissemination of information that is critical of the regime.