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Archive for: October, 2016

SEKEN BEL ሰከን በል – ሙሽሪት በሰርጓ ቀን ሰከን በል ብላለች!

Can the Ethiopian Government Save Itself and Ethiopia Too? Tedla Woldeyohannes, Ph.D.*

[Postscript: I finished writing an article just hours before I heard the disturbing news about the death of scores of people during the Irrecha festival in Bishoftu. My main motivation in writing the article was to reach out to the Ethiopian government with a hope that the ideas in the article might help to prevent [...]

Ethiopia – An ancestral spiritual and festive celebration turned into a nation wide tragedy!

On the 2nd of October 2016, Police in Bishoftu (Ethiopia) dispersed protesters chanting anti-government slogans and turned an ancestral spiritual and festive celebration into a nation wide tragedy! 50 to 300 deaths and much more injured have been reported. (Watch and read the links below) and read the Questions and Answers by HRW   Also read: [...]

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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