Cyber Ethiopia
Archive for: January, 2016

Human Rights Watch – Ethiopia Events of 2015

In Ethiopia in 2015 there were continuing government crackdowns on opposition political party members, journalists, and peaceful protesters, many of whom experienced harassment, arbitrary arrest, and politically motivated prosecutions. The Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), the ruling party coalition, won all 547 parliamentary seats in the May elections, due in part to the lack [...]

European Union calls for an independent investigation into the recent killings of at least 140 protesters in Ethiopia

The European Parliament strongly condemned the recent use of violence by the security forces and the increased number of cases of human rights violations in Ethiopia. Deploring the recent use of excessive force by security forces in Ethiopia, the Parliament called for a credible, transparent and independent investigation into the killings of at least 140 protesters and into other alleged [...]

Sharing the Nile – Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia

‘The largest hydroelectric project in Africa has so far produced only discord‘ says the Economist WHEN Egyptian politicians discussed sabotaging the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam in 2013, they naturally assumed it was a private meeting. But amid all the scheming, and with a big chuckle, Muhammad Morsi, then president, informed his colleagues that their discussion [...]

Yesamintu Engeda Reyot Alemu – Part 1

Reyot Alemu on ESAT – Part 1  

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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