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Propaganda chief urges Ethiopia’s local media to be in campaign mode about renaissance dam; PM’s narrow int’l water law perspective

16 Feb

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory

At a meeting with local journalists on Thursday February 13, 2014, Ethiopia’s propaganda chief Redwan Hussein urged media operatives to furnish the international community with up to date information on the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) – the Ethiopian News Agency (ENA) reported. The whole purpose is to get the rest of the world to stand in support of Ethiopia’s position – in his words – “አለም አቀፉ ማህበረሰብ ከኢትዮጵያ ጎን እንዲሰለፍ [ለማድረግ]”. Is this really possible?
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