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Complete list of blocked web sites by the Ethiopian Government

The OpenNet Initiative, a collaborative partnership of three institutions: the Citizen Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto; the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University; and the SecDev Group (Ottawa) has published a complete list of blocked web sites in Ethiopia.

The complete list of blocked URLs, as well as the lists of URLs tested, can be found in the following:

Complete list of blocked sites on Ethio Telecom

  • [CSV] [Google Doc]
  • Testing conducted from September 17 to 19, 2012
  • Category codes can be found in Google Doc version

List of URLs tested on Ethio Telecom

  • Local List [CSV] [Google Doc]
  • Global List [CSV] [Google Doc]
  • Lists used in testing conducted from September 17 to 19, 2012
  • Category codes can be found in Google Doc version

Important note about testing data: The absence of a particular URL from the list of blocked URLs is not necessarily an indication that the content is accessible in Ethiopia. In some circumstances, issues encountered during data collection prevent confirmation of the status of a given URL.

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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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