Japan’s role in the Arab world, elections in Ethiopia, addressing Islamophobia …

The Japan Times / TokyoJapan should help in peacebuilding efforts in the Arab world “Four years ago…, demonstrations in Tunisia … toppled an authoritarian government in the country, inspiring an ‘Arab Spring’... Read more »

‘Ethiopia’s media crackdown is bad news for Africa’

It’s not easy being a journalist in Ethiopia. In fact, it’s nearly impossible, according to a new 76-page Human Rights Watch report that documents the scale of the state’s censorship apparatus. As... Read more »

US Deeply Concerned by Sentence of Ethiopian Journalist

More on This Ethiopian Journalist Desalegn Jailed Ethiopia Cautioned Over Anti-Terror Law Photo: Awramba Times press release By Jen Psaki Washington, DC — The United States is deeply concerned by the October... Read more »

The Ethiopian bloggers charged as terrorists – Twitter Q&A

Six members of Ethiopia’s blogging collective and three journalists, known as Zone Nine, are facing terrorism charges. In an alleged plot to “destabilise the nation” they stand accused of having links to... Read more »

Ethiopia and its press

A RANKING that countries do not aspire to ascend is the one compiled by the Committee to Protect Journalists, a New York-based group. It reckons that Ethiopia is Africa’s second-worst jailer of... Read more »
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U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia Expands Visa Services, Increases Fees

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia — The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa announces several key changes in the nonimmigrant visa application process effective June 2010. The Embassy is pleased to announce an expanded fee... Read more »

Meles Zenawi gave the first press conference after the controversial election. ( VIDEO )

Ethiopia’s Meles Zenawi gave the first press conference after the May 23,  2010 controversial election.  Watch the press conference video. Read more »

VOA Director’s Open Letter For Ethiopian Audience On World Press Freedom Day

On World Press Freedom Day, the Director of the Voice of America reaches out directly to VOA’s Ethiopian audience in an open letter. In it, Director Danforth W. Austin expresses VOA’s deep... Read more »