Cyber Ethiopia
Archive for: June, 2014

Ethiopian Pianist Girma Yifrashewa at Bethesda Blues and Jazz Club

Tadias Magazine By Tadias Staff Published: Saturday, June 28th, 2014 Washington, D.C. (TADIAS) — Ethiopian pianist and composer Girma Yifrashewa will celebrate the release of his new solo piano album, Love and Peace, with a live performance on July 30th at Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club in Bethesda, Maryland. Girma’s latest album was recorded last year in Brooklyn, New York. [...]

The Imprisonment of Ethiopian Bloggers

by Mayukh Sen Internet Monitor This is Zone Nine: The Continued Imprisonment of Six Ethiopian Bloggers There’s a prison, hidden in the suburbs of Addis Ababa, named Kality. Home to many of Ethiopia’s political prisoners, the prison is divided into eight zones. The last of these zones, Zone Eight, is home to detained journalists, human [...]

No Country for Ethiopian Human Rights Abusers

The U.S. Justice Department encourages Ethiopians to report human-rights abusers hiding in plain view in America They are hidden in plain view. They have been hiding in plain view in the U.S. for over 30 years. They have been hiding in plain view in the U.S. for just three years. They skulk around most of [...]

Honorees of the Fourth Ethiopian Heritage Festival

Honorees of the Fourth Ethiopian Heritage Festival Poet Laureate, Young Scholar and Journalists to be honored:  An Ethiopian Poet Tsegaye Gebremedhin will be honored for his Contribution to the Advancement of Humanity The Zone Nine bloggers: Free press Journalist for reporting the truth, corruption, and the human rights condition in Ethiopia at great personal sacrifice [...]

BBC claims Ethiopia jamming broadcasts

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and other international broadcasters have claimed television and radio broadcasts on the Arabsat satellites have been intentionally jammed by the Ethiopian authorities. BBC, Deutsche Welle, France 24 and the US Broadcasting Board of Directors, which oversees the Voice of America, have all been affected, and have condemned the action, which [...]

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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