Cyber Ethiopia
Archive for: April, 2013

Watching American Diplocrisy in Ethiopia By Prof. Al Mariam

America is Watching!? Diplomacy by hypocrisy is “diplocrisy”. Edmund Burke, the British statesman and philosopher, said “Hypocrisy can afford to be magnificent in its promises, for never intending to go beyond promise, it costs nothing.” We’ve heard many promises on human rights in Africa from President Obama and his Administration over the past four years. [...]

US State Department – Report on Ethiopia’s on Human Rights Practices for 2012

The most significant human rights problems included restrictions on freedom of expression and association through politically motivated trials and convictions of opposition political figures, activists, journalists, and bloggers, as well as increased restrictions on print media. In July security forces used force against and arrested Muslims who protested against alleged government interference in religious affairs. [...]

Ethiopia – Jailed Ethiopian Journalist Wins UNESCO Freedom Prize

Ethiopian journalist Reeyot Alemu, detained since June 2011, has been awarded the 2013 UNESCO-Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize in recognition of her “exceptional courage, resistance and commitment to freedom of expression,” announced the UNESCO on Tuesday. An independent international jury of media professionals took note of Reeyot Alemu’s contribution to numerous and independent publications. [...]

Sew Le Sew 84 – Ethiopian Drama

How Could a Lasting Peace between Ethiopia and Eritrea be Achieved?

After more than a decade of low-level hostilities and sour relations, there are signs Eritrea and Ethiopia could be ready to talk again. ARTICLE | 10 APRIL 2013 – 12:11PM | BY SALIH NUR It has been over a decade since talks regarding the demarcation of Eritrea-Ethiopia border stalled, and relations between the two long-standing nemeses deteriorated into [...]

Ethiopia – Right in Prison, Wrong on the Throne By Prof. Al Mariam

Last April, I wrote a “Special Tribute to My Personal Hero Eskinder Nega”.  In that tribute, I groped for words as I tried to describe this common Ethiopian man of uncommon valor, an ordinary journalist of extraordinary integrity and audacity. Frankly, what could be said of a simple man of humility possessed of indomitable dignity? [...]

Ethiopia ready to censor, crackdown on Internet, radio and TV

Mohammed Awad,  April 05, 2013 ADDIS ABABA: Worries are abounding in Ethiopia that the government is preparing to pass new legislation that would censor almost all forms of media, both traditional and new. The new draft law is reportedly being prepared by a steering committee constituting the Ethiopian Broadcasting Authority, Ethiopian Ministry of Communications & [...]

Ethiopia – 22 Years On: The Caravan Still Rolls On

By Destaw Andargie (Dr.) It will soon be twenty-two years since TPLF seized power in Ethiopia. Over these long and torturous years, TPLF faced no serious external challenge whatsoever. It has been in absolute command. Its rule has never come under threat. Even during its worst internal crisis back in 2001, the issue was all about which [...]

Sew Le Sew 83 – Ethiopian Drama

The Scramble for Ethiopia By Prof. Messay Kebede

What else could better express the existence in today’s Ethiopia of more than eighty political parties, out of which ethnic parties represent the overwhelming majority, than the term “scramble?” That for now the TPLF holds together the disjoined parts of the country by force for its own sectarian interests only reconfirms the accuracy of the [...]


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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 CyberEthiopia.com after 12 years of blockage as attested by the OONI’s thorough verifications of our website’s unblocking .




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