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Ethiopia’s internet crackdown hurts everyone »


By James Jeffrey, IRIN Ethiopia has never been an easy place to operate. But a six-month state of emergency, combined…

Nov 24 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Internet shutdown could cost Ethiopia’s economy millions of dollars »

Ethiopia has one of the fastest economies in Africa	(AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene)

Note from the Editor: It is to be recalled that Ethiopia was the first country in sub-Saharan Africa to actively engage…

Nov 20 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Ethiopia – Not Free, Not Connected, Not Developped »


  Freedom house released its flagship reports on Freedom of the World and Freedom on the Net 2016. The first…

Nov 18 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Ethiopia: Asking Ethiopians to Trade Liberty for Security Is a False Choice »


OPINION It has been a month of complete shutdown of mobile Internet, data and social media access in Ethiopia. While…

Nov 4 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

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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.