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Archive for: March, 2013

2nd Annual International Ethiopian Women Conference – Press Release

Center for the Rights of Ethiopian Women (CREW), a non-profit, non-government, peace and human rights organization dedicated to promoting the rights of Ethiopian women worldwide through advocacy and education, was established as an outcome of a successful international conference on Ethiopian women that was held last year in March 2012. CREW held the Second Annual [...]

Ban Ki-moon appoints Tegegnework Gettu of Ethiopia for top UN position

25 March 2013 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Tegegnework Gettu of Ethiopia as the new Under-Secretary-General for General Assembly and Conference Management (DGACM), it was announced today. With about 1,200 staff at United Nations Headquarters in New York and 2,200 worldwide, including the conference management staff at the UN Offices at Geneva, Vienna and Nairobi, DGACM [...]

Sew Le Sew 82 – Ethiopian Drama

Ethiopia beats Botswana to top World Cup qualifying group

Ethiopia stayed top of Group A in their Brazil 2014 World Cup qualifiers after collecting the three points off the visiting Botswana on Sunday. The Walias left it until late in the game to beat Botswana 1-0 in Addis Ababa. Ethiopia broke Botswana’s hearts in the 88th minute when striker Getaneh Kebede beat Kabelo Dambe [...]

Egypt and Ethiopia Heading Toward a War Over Water

By Mustafa al-Labbad Translated from As-Safir (Lebanon). In the coming years, Egypt and Ethiopia may be forced to fight a “water war” because Ethiopia’s ambitions contradict Egypt’s historical and legal rights in the Nile waters. Ethiopia can only be deterred by the regional and international balance of powers, which in recent years has favored Ethiopia. For any [...]

Sew Le Sew 81 – Ethiopian Drama

Attacks on

20 March 2013 (CyberETH) – For the past few weeks, our web site has been the target of coordinated cyber attacks which caused serious disruption to our services. The assaults on started in late January with denial-of-service attacks (a launch of an unusually high volume of traffic) thereby creating slow or intermittent access for some of our [...]

Ethiopia ‘blocks’ Al Jazeera websites

Al Jazeera’s English and Arabic websites are reported to have been blocked in Ethiopia, raising fresh fears that the government is continuing its efforts to silence the media. Though the authorities in Addis Ababa have refused to comment on the reported censorship, Google Analytics data accessed by Al Jazeera shows that traffic from Ethiopia to [...]

Obama “Moonwalking” Human Rights in Africa?

by Alemayehu G. Mariam The great American poet Walt Whitman said, “Either define the moment or the moment will define you.” Will the election of Uhuru Kenyatta as president of Kenya define President Barack Obama in Africa or will President Barack Obama use the election of President Kenyatta to define his human rights policy in Africa? [...]

Ethiopia: Journalism under anti-terrorism law

How the US ‘war on terror’ has provided cover for laws that are being used to silence dissident journalists. When the Paris-based media watchdog group, Reporters Without Borders released its annual Press Freedom Index, few were surprised that Ethiopia had dropped 11 places to 137. Journalists in the country have never truly been free to [...]

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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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