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Archive for: May, 2014

ETHIOPIA – Ethiopia’s independent publishers may face another hurdle

In what appears to be one of a collection of measures to silence the press ahead of 2015 elections, Ethiopian authorities in the Communications Ministry are preparing a new system to control the distribution of print media. Privately owned newspapers and magazines, possibly the only remaining independent news sources in the country, would face more [...]

Ethiopia – Journalists are not terrorists

Source: Reporters Without Borders – Mon, 19 May 2014 05:50 AM Author: Reporters Without Borders Reporters Without Borders has learnt today that the court in Addis Ababa granted the police investigating the case against the 6 bloggers and three journalists, 28 more days for further investigations. The police notably claimed they were unable to access [...]

Misplaced opposition to the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Part II

By Minga Negash, Seid Hassan and Mammo Muchie The key features of the IPE’s report could be summarized as follows:- Unlike the options of smaller dams which would have included potential irrigation projects, GERD is an energy production project and any fear of large and permanent reduction in the flow of freshwater to downstream countries [...]

Ethiopia: Rights to fair trial violated

Reporters Without Borders is very worried by the conditions in which three journalists and six members of the Zone9 blog collective have been held since their arrests in Addis Ababa on 25 and 26 April 2014, and the way the legal process is being violated. The detention of the nine news providers, whose trial was [...]

Zone 9 member Endalk, along with Advox staff talk about the Nine bloggers and journalists detained

Nine bloggers and journalists — four of them Global Voices members — are currently being detained in Ethiopia because of their work. Who are the Zone 9 bloggers? What can supporters do to push for their release? Join us this Friday as we talk with Ethiopian blogger and Zone 9 member Endalk, along with Advox [...]

Ethiopian Intellectuals’ views on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD)

Various Ethiopian Intellectuals’ thought-provoking commentaries on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam: Misplaced opposition to the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam by Professors Minga Negash, Mammo Muchie, and Seid Hassan My Takes on the Ethiopian Dam and the Addis Ababa Master Plan by Professor Messay Kebede In the Shadow of the Grand Dam and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Blooms by Professor [...]

The Nile Conundrum: Harnessing our vast Water & Agricultural Potential

Harnessing our vast Water & Agricultural Potential & getting to the bottom of the ‘Historical Water Rights’ Impasse & Crafting a win-win Diplomacy by Costy Costantinos Source: Prezi

In the Shadow of the Grand Dam and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Blooms! By Tecola W Hagos

General There is no need for mudslinging in our discourse, and that we can be reasonably polite to each other in talking about some of the most complex political, legal, and economic problems facing our beloved Ethiopia. I have read the recent joint article “Misplaced opposition to the Grand Ethiopian Renaisance Dam” by professors Minga Negash, [...]

The River Dam By Mankelklot Haile Selassie (PHD)

The river is of course Abay (Blue Nile) and the dam is Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). The target, mainly in relation to GERD, of this article is the Ethiopian Diaspora residing in all of the Continents. Let me define the Diaspora structurally from the outset. It is composed of: a) the progressive and democratic individuals, [...]

My Takes on the Ethiopian Dam and the Addis Ababa Master Plan (Messay Kebede, PhD)

The issue of the so-called “Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam” has proven very tricky for all those Ethiopians who oppose the present regime. On the one hand, no Ethiopian wants to see Ethiopia’s right to use the waters of Nile for its own development contested so that any interference from external countries appears as an unacceptable [...]


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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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