Nobel peace prize winner Abiy Ahmed embroiled in media row

The Guardian – Abiy Ahmed, the prime minister of Ethiopia, has come under pressure to appear before the media in Oslo this week when he collects the Nobel peace prize on Tuesday. Senior officials... Read more »

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 »

After years of repression, Ethiopia’s media is free — and fanning the flames of ethnic tension

ADDIS ABABA, Ethi­o­pia —From a collection of modest offices in a half-empty high rise, one ofEthiopia’s most prominent journalists publishes his weekly paper with astaff of just four. The country has imprisonedU.S.-educated... 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 »

Ethiopia: Prime Minister Abiy names Nigusu Tilahun as new Press Secretary

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has fired press secretary Billene Seyoum, barely two month after she was appointed in the newly created post. Abiy has appointed Nigusu Tilahun as press secretary at... Read more »

CPJ expresses concerns to Ethiopia’s PM about lack of media freedom in the country

May 3, 2018 Prime Minister Abiy AhmedFederal Democratic Republic of EthiopiaOffice of the Prime MinisterP.O Box 1031Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Via email to Zadig Abraha, Spokesman in the Office of the Prime Minister... Read more »

Ethiopia: Japan Extends Over U.S.$22 Million Assistance to Ethiopia

Addis Ababa March 12/2018 Japan has provided new assistance package worth 22.8 million USD for Ethiopia through its partnership programs with various international organizations, according to a press release issued by the... Read more »

15 dead in weeklong protests in Ethiopia’s Amhara regional state – Xinhua

ADDIS ABABA, Feb. 3 (Xinhua) — Weeklong protests in Ethiopia’s northern Amhara regional state have left 15 people dead, a press statement from Amhara regional government said on Saturday. The press statement... Read more »

15 dead in week long protests in Ethiopia’s Amhara regional state

Woldiya ADDIS ABABA, Feb. 3 (Xinhua) — Week long protests in Ethiopia’s northern Amhara regional state have left 15 people dead, a press statement from Amhara regional government said on Saturday. The... Read more »

Why release of two journalists in Ethiopia does not signal end to press crackdown

On January 10, radio journalists Darsema Sori and Khalid Mohammed were released from prison after serving lengthy sentences related to their work at the Ethiopian faith-based station Radio Bilal. Despite their release... Read more »