Archive for the ‘Media’ Category

Teddy afro’s new song for his wedding- Yemushiraye Enat

Monday, September 24th, 2012



Hopes abound as Ethiopia takes new prime minister

Monday, September 24th, 2012

Ethiopia's parliament swore in a new prime minister on Friday in the U.S. ally's first peaceful change of power in modern history, sparking hope for change in a nation that's largely a one-party with a poor human rights record. Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn succeeds former Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, who died ...

Ethiopia denies fake footage claims

Monday, September 24th, 2012

Ethiopian officials deny the claim that they faked footage in order to get the two jailed Swedish reporters Martin Schibbye and Johan Perssonconvicted of terror charges, in interview with national Swedish broadcaster Sveriges Radio (SR). 

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 ...

Eskinder Nega faces verdict on Friday

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

VIENNA, May 7, 2012 – A verdict in the trial of critical journalist Eskinder Nega and opposition figures accused of terrorism-related crimes is expected on Friday, May 11. Ethiopia’s crackdown on the media and freedom of expression has received bad press around the world, with major international media covering the ...

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.

Copyrights and CopyCrimes

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

Prof. Al Mariam | January 23, 2012   Crimes Against the Mind If a person were to maliciously burn or vandalize another’s house, it would be regarded as a serious property crime under the laws of any nation. If one were to walk into a bookstore and steal thousands of books and give ...

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.”