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Archive for: February, 2013

Sew Le Sew 79 – Ethiopian Drama

Sew Le Sew 78 – Ethiopian Drama

Who owns the Nile? Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia’s history-changing dam

By Andrew Carlson, Origins; February 19, 2013 Egypt and Sudan are utterly dependent on the waters of the Nile River. Over the past century both of these desert countries have built several dams and reservoirs, hoping to limit the ravages of droughts and floods which have so defined their histories. Now Ethiopia, one of eight upriver [...]

The Access and Benefit-Sharing Agreement on Teff Genetic Resources

How Ethiopia Lost Control of Its Teff Genetic Resource This report tells the story of an agreement on access to teff genetic resources in Ethiopia, and the fair and equitable sharing of benefits derived from their use, that was hailed as one of the most advanced of its time. This agreement between the Ethiopian Institute [...]

Sew Le Sew 77 – Ethiopian Drama

Complete list of blocked web sites by the Ethiopian Government

The OpenNet Initiative, a collaborative partnership of three institutions: the Citizen Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto; the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University; and the SecDev Group (Ottawa) has published a complete list of blocked web sites in Ethiopia. The complete list of blocked URLs, as well as the lists of URLs tested, [...]

Ethiopia – Freedom on the Net 2012

Ethiopia is the second most populous country in Africa, but poor infrastructure and a government monopoly over the telecommunications sector have notably hindered the growth of information and communication technologies (ICTs). Consequently, Ethiopia has one of the lowest rates of internet and mobile telephone penetration on the continent. Despite low access, the government maintains a [...]

Information controls in Ethiopia

In its updated report on Information controls in Ethiopia, the OpenNet Initiative states that Ethiopia remains a highly restrictive environment in which to express political dissent online. The government of Ethiopia has long filtered critical and oppositional political content, ONI reports. Anti-terrorism legislation is frequently used to target online speech, including in the recent conviction of [...]

Warka ዋርካ
the Pioneering Ethiopian Discussion
Forum in Amharic

The then-TPLF-dominated regime in Ethiopia was the first in sub-Saharan Africa to actively engage in political censorship of the Internet .

Since May 2006, the most popular Ethiopian web sites (including CyberEthiopia) and several blogs have been blocked across the nation. The apparent objective was to prevent the dissemination of information that is critical of the regime.

Following the political protests which have swept the nation since November 2015, the regime has routinely shutdown the Internet and restricted access to Social Media (including Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Viber) and indicated its keenness to control Social Media.

On 22nd June 2018, the new Prime Minister Dr Abye Ahmed's government reported that it had unblocked 264 websites including after 12 years of blockage as attested by the OONI’s thorough verifications of our website’s unblocking .

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