Archive for the ‘Press’ Category

Why Europe should speak out about Ethiopia’s human rights

Monday, September 24th, 2012

On 25 July, the European Union adopted its strategic framework on human rights and democracy and appointed Stavros Lambrinidis its first special representative for human rights, seeking to “enhance the effectiveness and visibility of EU human rights policy”. It’s now time to translate policy into action. Ethiopia is a prime ...

Trial of Ethiopian Journalist Facing Death Sentence to Begin Monday

Monday, March 5th, 2012

The Committee to Free Eskinder Nega called for the Ethiopian government to drop terrorism charges against banned journalist and dissident blogger Eskinder Nega. Eskinder’s trial begins today in Addis Ababa and the charges against him carry a maximum sentence of death.

Ethiopia rejects calls for Bush arrest, honors him a prize

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle December 4, 2011 (ADDIS ABABA) — The Ethiopia government on Sunday dismissed an international rights group’s call for the arrest of former US President, George W. Bush for role in water boarding, which right group campaigners consider as torture.

“Awramba Times”: More powerful than…

Monday, December 5th, 2011

Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets,” fretted Napoleon Bonaparte, dictator of France, as he summed up his determination to crush that country’s independent press. For dictator Meles Zenawi, Awramba Times, the tip of the spear of press freedom in Ethiopia, is more to be ...

The Diplomacy of Defending Dictatorship

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

By Alemayehu G. Mariam “It is time to stop hating Ethiopia.”In November 2006, in her farewell cable to her replacement Donald Yamamoto and the Assistant Secretary of State Jendayi Fraser, former Acting U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia Vicky Huddleston warned: “It is time to stop hating Ethiopia.”

Journalist On the Run – Wikileaks Clarifies Its Role

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

Bram Posthumus 23 September 2011 GA_googleFillSlot( "AllAfrica_Other_InsetA" ); Earlier this week, Radio Netherlands ran a story about Ethiopian journalist Argaw Ashine, who had to flee his country after a confidential American diplomatic cable revealed his contacts with the US Embassy in Addis Abeba. He squarely blames the whistleblowing website ...

Journalists face more time in jail

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- A pair of Swedish journalists could spend 28 days more in an Ethiopian lockup as officials investigate an incident that left them injured, officials said.

Ethiopia frees two journalists

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Addis Ababa - Ethiopia has freed two journalists detained 15 months ago on copyright infringement charges, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said on Tuesday.

Arabsat suspends ETV broadcasts

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

Addis voice  One of the world’s top satellite TV operators, the Arab Satellites Communication Organization (Arabsat), has decided to suspend the Meles regime from using its services after repeatedly engaging in illegal signal interference and jamming efforts affecting a number of TV channels including ESAT and its own ETV satellite broadcasts. ...

Ethiopian Satellite Television mark world wide fund raising event

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

Ethiopian Satellite Television mark world wide fund raising event The Ethiopian Satellite Television, ESAT, organize a big world wide fund raising Tombola that is believed vital to make the satellite station more strong and sustainable program , to challenge possibility of further signal interruptions like what has been done few weeks ...