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Archive for: August, 2013

R.I.P. Eyob Mekonnen – the Popular Ethiopian singer

BBC pays tribute to the remarkable singer Eyob Mekonnen who died last Sunday at the age of 37. Samuel Getachew of Toronto explains ‘Why The Voice Of Eyob Mekonnen Mattered?” Rest in Peace Eyob!    

Ethiopia – ከቁጫ እስከ ኦሮሞ – ማንነትና የማንነት ፖሎቲካ እንደምታና መዘዞቹ – ዩሱፍ ያሲን

Click here for the PDF version in Amharic የአሜሪካ ድምፅና የዶቼቬሌ አማርኛ ራዲዮ ፕሮግራሞች ላይ የቁጫ ሕዝብ የራሱን ማንነት የመወሰን ጉዳይ አስመልክቶ ለመንግሥት ጥያቄ ያቀረቡ ሰዎች መታሰራቸው ዜና በቅርቡ ተዘግቦ ሰምተናል። 40 የሚሆኑ የአካባቢ ሽማገሌዎች እነዚህ የተሳሩ ሰዎችን ለማስፈታት አዲስ አባባ ድረሰ መምጣታቸውንም ተዘግቦዋል። የቮይስ ኦፍ አሜሪካ ባልደረባ ጋዘጤኛ ሰሎሞን ክፍሌ በመዛኙ በማንነት ዙርያና ሳቢያ የተነሳውን [...]

Amb Imru’s Open letter to the Secretary of State John Kerry

August 9, 2013 The Hon. John F. Kerry Secretary of State of the United States of America 2201 C Street, NW Washington DC, 20520 Sir, I would like to present you my sincere compliments for the strong commitment you have made to solve the difficult problem of the Palestinian and Israel conflict, which may be [...]

Two Ethiopian journalists held for a week without charge

Nairobi, August 9, 2013–The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned about the arrest and week-long detention without charge of two journalists working for Radio Bilal, a station that has provided extensive coverage of ongoing anti-government protests staged by Ethiopian Muslims. On August 2, security officials in the capital, Addis Ababa, arrested Darsema Sori outside his [...]

Amnesty International: Ethiopian repression of Muslim protests must stop

The Ethiopian government must end its use of repressive tactics against demonstrators, following initial reports of widespread arrests of Muslim protestors during this morning’s Eid al-Fitr celebrations, said Amnesty International today. “We are extremely concerned at reports coming out of Ethiopia this morning of further widespread arrests of Muslim protesters. The Ethiopian government’s ongoing repressive [...]

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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