Journalists, bloggers weigh in on media freedom in Ethiopia

The new Ethiopia Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is said to have increased transparency in governance since his assumption into office. His critics cite his outreach to opposition political parties, journalists and human... Read more »

Ethiopia needs ‘greater freedom of people not less’ – Tillerson tells govt

The United States says much as it shares security concerns raised by the Ethiopian government, the answer lay with ‘greater freedom and not less.’ Secretary of State Rex Tillerson reiterated the U.S.... Read more »

Ethiopia drops charges against Zone 9 bloggers

Addis Ababa – Prosecutors in Ethiopia on Wednesday dropped charges against two bloggers critical of the government, and announced they would abandon the prosecution of a third amid a wave of prisoner... Read more »
Merara Gudina released

Ethiopia frees opposition leader Merera Gudina | Ethiopian News

Prominent Ethiopian opposition leader Merera Gudina has been released from prison after more than a year in detention. The move on Wednesday  came two weeks after Prime Minister Desalegn Hailemariam had announced that jailed “politicians”... Read more »

Ethiopia Frees Eritrean Journalists After Nearly 11 Years

VOA News- Two Eritrean TV journalists who spent more than a decade imprisoned in Ethiopia have been released, according to family members and Eritrean press freedom advocates. The sources told VOA’s Horn... Read more »

Famed Ethiopia musician, activists slam govt over cancelled album launch

Ethiopia’s biggest music export, Teddy Afro, has slammed the government for his inability to hold an album launch at an Addis Ababa hotel. His management have also confirmed the cancellation of a... Read more »

Ethiopia: The Nexus Between the Ethiopian and Global Media

opinion By Bereket Gebru In today’s globalizing world, interaction between people, organizations and states have reached a new high. The interaction and influence between cultures and states has also shot up along... Read more »

Ethiopia's crisis – Open Democracy

Oct.2,2016.Members of the Oromya Regional Special Police with protesters in Bishoftu, in the Oromia region of Ethiopia. STR/Press Association. All rights reserved.Almost exactly a year ago, Ethiopia entered its worst crisis since... Read more »

Ethiopia Excited, But Cautious, Over Obama Visit – Voice of America

VOA was ordered by Addis Ababa police to stop filming after speaking residents ADDIS ABABA—Ethiopia did not roll out the red carpet when a little-known U.S. senator decided, in 2006, to visit... Read more »

Suppressed at Home, Neglected Abroad: Ethiopian Migrants – Truth-Out

The first duty of any government is to protect its citizens from harm, at home and abroad – no matter who they are, or where they are. This is the primary moral... Read more »