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Archive for: April, 2014

Human rights on agenda of Kerry visit to Africa

US Secretary of State John Kerry will focus on human rights, crisis aid and economic cooperation on his six-day trip to three African countries. It was like a slap in the face for the US administration when, just days before the visit to Ethiopia by Secretary of State John Kerry, Ethiopian police arrested six bloggers [...]

Ethiopia detains bloggers and journalist

Security forces arrest six bloggers and a journalist in latest crackdown on opposition voices. The Ethiopian government has arrested six independent bloggers and a journalist in what human rights group Amnesty International has called a “suffocating grip on freedom of expression”. Six members of independent blogger and activist group ‘Zone 9’ and a prominent Ethiopian [...]

9 Bloggers, Journalists Held Before US Official Arrives

(Nairobi, April 28, 2014) – The Ethiopian authorities should immediately release six bloggers and three journalists arrested on April 25 and 26, 2014, unless credible charges are promptly brought, Human Rights Watch said today. United States Secretary of State John Kerry, who is scheduled to visit Ethiopia beginning April 29, should urge Ethiopian officials to unconditionally release [...]

Ethiopia’s Bekele wins Paris Marathon

Paris (AFP) – Ethiopia’s legendary runner Kenenisa Bekele notched up another impressive milestone in an already glittering career by winning the Paris Marathon on Sunday, his first attempt at the gruelling event.  The 31-year-old 5,000m and 10,000m world record crossed the line in an event record time of 2hr 5min 04secs after negotiating a sunbathed [...]

The War on Terror Has Turned Ethiopia Into a Surveillance State

There’s a knock at your door. You open it, only to find several grave-looking police officers accusing you of a crime you didn’t commit. They pull out records of your most recent phone calls and tie you to your alleged co-conspirator, and now you’re screwed. This is Ethiopia. According to a recent Human Rights Watch (HRW) report, Ethiopian [...]

Ethiopia Habtemariam: President of Motown

Ethiopia Habtemariam, SVP of Motown Records, has been promoted to President of the label.  Furthermore, Motown will return to Los Angeles, the label’s longest-serving home, where it was based for nearly 25 years beginning in 1972.  Motown will be a freestanding label within Capitol Music Group, alongside such iconic labels as Blue Note, Harvest and [...]


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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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