PR and Media Works:  The Most Misguided Profession in Ethiopia

Saturday, December 10, 2016 @ 4:32 am

It is estimated that the emerging importance of public relation begun in the late 19 century. However, it has begun to be taken seriously as one instrument of success by different organizations lately in the 1970s. Various scholars around the world [...]

Hate speech, ethnic tension ahead of Kenya’s 2017 elections

Friday, July 29, 2016 @ 5:11 pm

(Peter Alingo) As Kenya prepares for elections next year, the political die seems already cast. With the Coalition for Reform and Democracy (CORD) facing off against the ruling Jubilee Coalition, the political temperature is rising. Political [...]

Ethiopia’s Growing Challenge of Hate speech

Friday, July 22, 2016 @ 8:08 pm

(Tesfai Hailu) “Hate speech is any speech, gesture or conduct, writing, or display which is forbidden because it incites violence or prejudicial action … attacks a person or group on the basis of attributes such as gender, ethnic origin, [...]

All Things Considered, NPR Owes Ethiopians an Apology

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 @ 7:52 pm

Here is what happened, NPR used a freelance reporter named Gregory Warner on its “All Things Considered” episode on June 5, 2016. The story alleged that “Kenenisa Bekele, world record holder athlete, has said he was not included in [...]

Sabotaging Exams is Only Irresponsible, Never Legitimate

Monday, May 30, 2016 @ 9:15 pm

A security breach occurred at Ethiopia’s Ministry of Education and the National high school leaving examination is now postponed after leaks of the answers for the English language test were published online. Self-proclaimed rights activists [...]

Text of Ethiopia’s draft Computer Crime proclamation

Monday, May 9, 2016 @ 5:06 am

Proclamation   No. ……/2016 A PROCLAMATION TO PROVIDE FOR THE COMPUTER CRIME WHEREAS information and communication technology plays a vital role in the economic, social and political development of the country; WHEREAS unless appropriate [...]

Ethiopia: Western journalists detained for a day

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 @ 5:47 am

(Foreign Correspondents’ Association of East Africa – FCAEA) The Foreign Correspondents’ Association of East Africa is concerned about an escalation of the threat to press freedom in Ethiopia after the recent 24-hour detention of [...]

Ethiopia arrests journalist after channel reports on protests

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 @ 4:06 am

(CPJ) The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on authorities in Ethiopia to release news anchor Fikadu Mirkana. Fikadu, who works for the state-run broadcaster Oromia Radio and TV, was arrested at his Addis Ababa home on Saturday morning, [...]

Ethiopia: 6 Student activists and Reeyot Alemu released

Friday, July 10, 2015 @ 10:52 pm

Ethiopia released six student activists who allegedly took part in the 2014 protests, while journalist Reeyot Alemu was granted release on probation. Authorities released on Wednesday six of the eight University students who had been in detention [...]

Ethiopia drops charges against 2 bloggers, 3 journalists

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 @ 11:15 pm

Ethiopian prosecutors released today two bloggers and three journalists after sixteen months incarceration. The individuals were among the bloggers and journos detained in the last weekend of April 2014. The bloggers belong to the Zone 9 blogging [...]
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