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Archive for: November, 2015

Reflections on Prof. Mesfin’s “Adafne”: Saving Ethiopians From Themselves?

Posted in Al Mariam’s Commentaries Prof. Mesfin Woldemariam’s latest Amharic  book, “Adafne: Fear and Failure”, is at once a lamentation on the decline and  decay of Ethiopian society from the corrosive effects of bad governance, tyrannical rule and moral corruption and a call to action for redemption. Prof. Mesfin taught geography at Haile Selassie University (Addis [...]

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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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