Under Abiy, Ethiopia’s media have more freedom but challenges remain

By Muthoki Mumo/CPJ Sub-Saharan Africa Representative CPJ- During a trip to Addis Ababa in January, it was impossible to miss the signs that Ethiopian media are enjoying unprecedented freedom. A flurry of new publications were... Read more »

Despite surging forward, Ethiopia “Not FREE” – Freedom House

Ethiopia has made huge strides in the democratic front since Abiy Ahmed was appointed Prime Minister in April 2018, but much more needs to be done to make Ethiopia a truly democratic... Read more »

How to save Ethiopia’s democratic revolution

ECONOMIST– ETHIOPIANS ARE calling it their third revolution. The first was the fall of Emperor Haile Selassie in 1974. The second was in 1991, when Ethiopians kicked out the Derg, a Marxist... Read more »

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 »