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Ethiopia – My Commentary on My Commentaries By Alemayehu G. Mariam »


Confessions of an Ethiopian-American blogger or notes of a native son on tyranny? This commentary, perhaps confession is a better…

Aug 20 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Ethiopia: Embracing Development and Security Means Embracing Free Expression »


by Birtukan Mideksa originally posted on Last week, Washington D.C. hosted the US-Africa Leaders Summit, where over 50 African heads…

Aug 19 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Ethiopia’s “Terrorist” Journalists and Bloggers »


NAIROBI, Kenya - A cursory glance at the headlines shows that Ethiopia has one of Africa’s fastest growing economies. But the…

Aug 14 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Development without Freedom – How Aid Underwrites Repression in Ethiopia »


Human Rights Watch’s new report on Ethiopia entitled ‘How Aid Underwrites Repression in Ethiopia’ shows that development aid flows through,…

Aug 12 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

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.