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Ethiopian journalist Sekalem Fasil honored
Written by CyberEthiopia   
Friday, 12 June 2009
Serkalem Fasil Ethiopian journalist Sekalem Fasil has been honored by the Global Forum of Freedom of Expression in Oslo, Norway. Serkalem was jailed in the aftermath of the highly contested 2005 elections in Ethiopia. Before May 2005, Serkalem and her husband, Eskinder Nega, used to run two independent newspapers, Menelik and Satenaw, both shut down as a result of the total muzzeling of the Free Press by the regime.
 
 
Ethiopians' mathematical genius revealed
Written by CyberEthiopia   
Sunday, 31 May 2009

Ethiopians used the same mathematical approach to multiplications as computers For thousands of years, ethiopian merchants used a very sophisticated system of multiplication to calculate the price of goods on markets throughout the Horn of Africa and the Middle East.

In a reportage entitled "A Night Of Numbers - Go Forth And Multiply ", BBC 4 reveals how ethiopians used a similar mathematical approach to multiplications as modern computers do these days by using powers of two and additions, what is commonly known as the binary numeral system representing numeric values using 0 and 1. Watch BBC's reportage on YouTube .

 
Free press in exile
Written by CyberEthiopia   
Friday, 22 May 2009
Abebe Gelaw with Jerry Yang
Gellaw, the 2008-09 Yahoo! International Fellow at Stanford this year, is an example of how one person with a great idea can make a difference.

Abebe is an Ethiopian journalist, but the regime in his home country is too repressive to allow true journalism, so he is in exile. He had been in London for years before coming to the U.S. as the Yahoo! International Journalism Fellow at Stanford.
 
Read more on Yahoo's Corporate Blog and watch the Video on YouTube
 
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First Prize of 2005 AISI Award

First Prize of the African Information Society Initiative - 2005
CyberEthiopia was awarded the First Prize of the 2005 Africa Information Society Media Awards (AISI) introduced in 2003 to encourage more informed coverage of the Information Society and the Information Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D).

Political Internet Censorship

Political Internet Filtering in Ethiopia
Ethiopia is the only country in sub-Saharan Africa to actively engage in political censorship of the Internet. Since May 2006, the top five most popular Ethiopian web sites (including CyberEthiopia) and several blogs have been blocked across the nation. The apparent objective is to prevent the dissemination of information that is critical of the regime.
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