Tag Archives: censorship

Ethiopian Musicians Charged With Terrorism for ‘Inciting’ Song Lyrics

15 Jul

Screenshot from one of Seena’s viral Afan Oromo ‘resistance songs’ from the group’s YouTube channel.


Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Endalk, GlobalVoice
 
Seven producers and performers of a popular YouTube music video were charged in Ethiopia in late June with terrorism for producing ‘inciting’ audio-visual materials and ‘uploading them on YouTube’.

The group members were arrested in December 2016 and were held in detention without charges until last month.
Continue reading

TPLF’s ‘violent intolerance’ & the ever closing political space in Ethiopia

23 May

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Adoteki Akwei, Amnesty International
 

Sub-Saharan Africa is facing a growing trend of evaporating political space. Non-governmental organizations are being heavily and often violently restricted, and newspapers, bloggers and other voices of dissent or criticism are being silenced or intimidated into exile.
Continue reading

Defying censorship, hunger stories emerge from Ethiopia

1 May

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)by Christabel Ligami, http://www.equaltimes.org
 

During my recent visit to Addis Ababa, one thing caught my eyes: the increased number of people on the streets begging for food and money. This is not the same Ethiopian capital I visited last year. It is very different due to a severe drought, and the government is trying hard to keep word from getting out.
Continue reading

The Year 2015: Ugliness of the TPLF-run Ethiopian state in world human rights annals

2 Feb

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

In Ethiopia in 2015 there were continuing government crackdowns on opposition political party members, journalists, and peaceful protesters, many of whom experienced harassment, arbitrary arrest, and politically motivated prosecutions.
Continue reading

Eritrea and Ethiopia named most censored countries in Africa

24 Apr

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Trevor Analo, The East African

Eritrea and Ethiopia have been named as the most censored African countries in a report compiled by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).

According to the CPJ release, the list is “based on research into the use of tactics ranging from imprisonment and repressive laws in the harassment of journalists and restrictions on Internet access.”
Continue reading

ኢትዮጵያዊያኑ ጦማሪዎች ፍትህ ሲጠብቁ አንድ አመት ሞላቸው

24 Apr

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
Endalk Chala and Ellery Roberts Biddle for Global Voices, in collaboration with the Guardian Africa network

በ2004 ዘጠኝ ኢትዮጵያዊያን ወንዶች እና ሴቶች ዞን 9 የተሰኘ የጦማሪዎች ቡድን ለመመስረት ተሰባሰቡ። የፖለቲካ ሙሰኝነት በሰፊው በተንሰራፈበት: የመገናኛ ብዙሃን በመንግስት ፍጹም ቁጥጥር ስር ባሉበት እና አምባገነን ስርአት ስር በሰደደበት ሀገር ላይ ይህ በጣም ድፍረት የሚፈልግ ተግባር ነው።
Continue reading

TPLF ‘decimates’ free press in Ethiopia, says rights group

22 Jan

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

Nairobi (AFP) – The Ethiopian government is stepping up oppression of independent journalists ahead of national elections due in May, a leading rights group said in a report on Thursday.
Continue reading

African Internet Censorship: Africa’s most censored in the world are Ethiopia & Sudan

10 Oct

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
African Internet Censorship

A little over a year ago, Freedom House conducted a comprehensive study of internet freedom in 60 countries around the world. The authors say its purpose was to illuminate the nature of evolving threats in the rapidly changing global environment. The infographic seen hereunder is based on that study.
Continue reading

%d bloggers like this: