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Teddy Afro awaits verdict expected on the 2nd of November
Written by Arefe   
Friday, 17 October 2008
 A verdict in Teddy Afro’s case will be delivered on November 2, the court deciding whether the popular singer will walk away as free man or spend ten to fifteen years in prison. The trial at the federal high court eight criminal benches today has been adjourned since November 2, 2008 when the three-judge panel retired to consider its verdict.
Vote for Yohannes, one of the Top 10 CNN Heroes for 2008
Written by CNN   
Saturday, 11 October 2008
Yohannes GebregeorgisAt age 19, Yohannes Gebregeorgis borrowed a soft-cover romance novel entitled "Love Kitten" that changed his life forever.

 Born in rural Ethiopia to an illiterate cattle merchant who insisted upon his son's education, Gebregeorgis had seen a few books in school. But it was the experience of having a book of his own that sparked a lifelong commitment.

Today, at 56, Gebregeorgis is establishing libraries and literacy programs to connect Ethiopian children with books.

Vote for Yohannes, one of the Top 10 CNN Heroes for 2008
Senator Feingold introduces a bill to support Democracy and Human Rights in Ethiopia
Written by CyberEthiopia   
Sunday, 14 September 2008

Senator Russ Feingold Senator Russ Feingold, Chairman of the Subcommittee on African Affairs, introduced a bill entitled “Support for Democracy and Human Rights in Ethiopia Act of 2008 ”.

According to the Coalition for H.R. 2003 , an alliance of groups committed to work collectively for passage of bill on Humans Rights in Ethiopia, the “findings” in the bill document a slew of human rights violations committed by the “Government of Ethiopia” in the aftermath of the 2005 elections, including the injury of “763 civilians,” the murder of 193 persons and detention of “thousands more opposition party leaders and their followers, “widespread violations of human rights and international law by the Ethiopian military in Mogadishu and other areas of Somalia, as well as in the Ogaden region of Ethiopia.”

The bill describes the use of “unjustifiably brutal tactics [by the government of Ethiopia] against its own citizens in Oromiya, Amhara and Gambella regions.”

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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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