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Archive for: April, 2016

US State Department on Ethiopia: Country Report on Human Rights Practices for 2015

The most significant human rights problems included harassment and intimidation of opposition members and supporters and journalists; alleged torture, beating, abuse, and mistreatment of detainees by security forces; and politically motivated trials. Other human rights problems included alleged arbitrary killings; harsh and at times life-threatening prison conditions; arbitrary arrest and detention; detention without charge and [...]

የኢትዮጵያ ዘውጋዊ ክፍፍሎችና የመፍትሄ ሃሳብ – መሳይ ከበደ

ይህ ጽሁፍ በቅርቡ ቪዥን ኢትዮጵያ ከኢሳት ቴሌቪዥን ጋር በመተባበር ባዘጋጀው ጉባኤ ላይ ያቀረብኩት ነው። የኢትዮጵያ ተቃዋሚ ፓርቲዎች አሁን በስልጣን ላይ ያለውን መንግስት በሰላም ወይም በሃይል ከስልጣን ለማውረድ  ቢችሉም እንኳን፤ ባለፉት 24 አመታት የተዘረጋውን ዘውጋዊ ክፍፍል ለማብረድና ብሄራዊ አንድነትን መልሶ ለመገንባት የሚያስችል ራእይና ፖለቲካዊ መፍትሄ ያስፈልጋቸዋል። በኢትዮጵያ ውስጥ በስፋት ከሚስተዋሉት ችግሮች ሁሉ ተቀዳሚና እጅግ አስቸጋሪ የሆነው [...]

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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