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Archive for: September, 2015

Ethiopia : a girl shockingly shot to death in a bar by member of Ethiopian Security force in the capital

Twenty years old Solome Gulelat is shot to death in what observers say is a very shocking manner. Based on citizen’s report on social media, the killer is member of the ruling party’s special force and was dressed in police uniform while carrying out what looks like a premeditated killing. The name of the killer [...]

ዞን ዘጠኝ ተሸለሙ

ዞን ዘጠኝ ተሸለሙ ዋና ፅሕፈት ቤቱ ኒው ዮርክ የሚገኘው በእግሊዝኛ መጠሪያው Committee to Protect Journalists ወይም ከስሙ ምኅፃር ሲፒጄ እየተባለ የሚታወቀው ዓለምአቀፉ የጋዜጠኞች ደኅንነት ተሟጋች ድርጅት ሃሣብን የመግለፅ ነፃነት እንዲጠናከር ስላበረከቱት አስተዋፅዖ የዞን ዘጠኝ ፀሐፊዎችን ሸልሟል፡፡ ሲፒጄ ዞን ዘጠኞችን ለሽልማት ማብቃቱን ያሳወቀው የመገናኛ ብዙኃን ነፃነት የዘንድሮ ተመራጮቹን ይፋ ሲያደርግ ሲሆን ዞን 9ኞችን ያጫቸው የመናገር ነጻነት [...]

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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 after 12 years of blockage as attested by the OONI’s thorough verifications of our website’s unblocking .

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