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Archive for: January, 2014

New report calls on Ethiopia to reform repressive anti-terror law

IPI and partners also call for immediate release of five imprisoned journalists VIENNA, Jan 14, 2014 – Ethiopia’s use of sweeping anti-terrorism law to imprison journalists and other legislative restrictions are hindering the development of free and independent media in Africa’s second largest country, according to a report published today by the International Press Institute [...]

Video – Harvard Lecturer explains the triumph of Ethiopia’s emperor Menelik at the battle of Adwa

Harvard Lecturer explains the triumph of Ethiopia’s emperor Menelik at the battle of Adwa and praises his legacy.

Ethiopian journalist on prison odyssey needs medical care

By Tom Rhodes/CPJ East Africa Representative Berhane Tesfaye and her son, Fiteh, try to visit Woubshet Taye every week. (CPJ) “When I grow up will I go to jail like my dad?” This was the shattering question that the five-year-old son of imprisoned Ethiopian journalist Woubshet Taye asked his mother after a recent prison visit. Woubshet’s [...]

Ethiopia Rejects Egypt Proposal on Nile as Dam Talks Falter

By William Davison and Ahmed Feteha Ethiopia rejected a proposal that would guarantee Egypt the rights to most of the Nile River’s water, as disagreements cast doubt over future talks about Africa’s biggest hydropower project. The 6,000-megawatt Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on Ethiopia’s Blue Nile River, set to be completed in 2017, has raised concern in Cairo that [...]

King Menelik of Ethiopia had investments in the USA – The New York Times – November 7, 1909

Note: This article was originally published in the New York Times in November 7, 1909 . BRUSSELS (Oct. 27) – Baron de Jarlsburg, the Belgian explorer, just returned from Abyssinia, has much to relate about Emperor Menelik, whose serious illness was recently announced. “Menelik,” said Baron de Jarlsburg, in an interview with the New York Times [...]

Ethiopia – Show your support to Teddy Afro’s selection by Coca Cola for the 2014 FIFA World Cup

CyberEthiopia joins the thousands of Ethiopians World Wide who are supporting Teddy Afro, an emerging global artist who has been selected by Coca Cola for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Please join by liking  Teddy Afro’s support page on Facebook stating the below. We, the undersigned are deeply saddened by Heineken’s decision to drop sponsorship of Ethiopian [...]

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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