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ቅጥፈት የመጥፎ አስተዳደር አካል መሆኑ ለሕወሃት አይታየውምን? የሚዲያ ብዝሃነት ኢትዮጵያ ውስጥ አለ/ተከብሯል ማለቱ አነጋገረ!

10 May

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
በአዲስ አድማስ – የሚዲያ ብዝሃነት ተከብሯል የሚለው እያነጋገረ ነው
 

አለማቀፉ የፕሬስ ቀን ባለፈው ማክሰኞ በመንግስት ኮሙኒኬሽን ጉዳዮች ፅ/ቤት አዘጋጅነት፤ “የሚዲያ ብዝሃነትን ያከበረች ሀገር-ኢትዮጵያ” በሚል መሪ ቃል የተከበረ ሲሆን ምሁራንና ጋዜጠኞች የሚዲያ ብዝሃነት አልተከበረም ሲሉ ተቃውሞአቸውን ገልፀዋል፡፡ መሪ ቃሉ መሬት ያለውን ተጨባጭ እውነታ የሚገልጽ አይደለም ብለዋል – አስተያየት ሰጪዎቹ፡፡
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Deafening Silence from Ethiopia

14 Apr

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Felix Horne, Human Rights Watch
 

Since November, state security forces have killed hundreds of protesters and arrested thousands in Oromia, Ethiopia’s largest region. It’s the biggest political crisis to hit the country since the 2005 election but has barely registered internationally. And with the protests now in their fifth month, there is an almost complete information blackout.
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ETHIOPIA: AI’s 2014-2015 report – all one needs to read to understand why this police state is being rocked by mass uprisings now!

18 Feb

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
AI report 2014/2015
 

During this period, freedom of expression continued to be subject to serious restrictions. The government was hostile to suggestions of dissent, and often made pre-emptive arrests to prevent dissent from manifesting. Independent media publications were subject to further attack. Peaceful protesters, journalists, and members of opposition political parties were arbitrarily arrested. The Charities and Societies Proclamation continued to obstruct the work of human rights organizations. Arbitrary detention and torture and other ill-treatment were widespread, often used as part of a system for silencing actual or suspected dissent.
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EU PARLIAMENT: Draft joint motion for resolution condemns TPLF’s massacre of Oromos & human rights violations in Ethiopia; draft to be taken up Thursday

20 Jan

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

After some revisions finally Wednesday January 21/2016, the draft resolution – co-sponsored by 149 members of the European Parliament – has been tabled before the parliament for consideration by members and their action.
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CPJ places TPLF regime again as one of top 10 enemies of the media & journalists in the world in 2015

15 Dec

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

(AP) — China, Egypt and Iran top the list of the world’s leading jailers of journalists in a new annual report by the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists. Eritrea, Ethiopia and Turkey also figured prominently on the list.
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Dec10 World Human Rights Day: The world must not forget the jailed journalists of Ethiopia

10 Dec

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Michelle Kagari and Nani Jansen

Editor’s Note:

“Our Rights. Our Freedoms. Always.”

The UN Human Rights Office has put out a fitting tribute for the commemoration of this year’s Human Rights Day. It states:

“Our Rights. Our Freedoms. Always” revolves around the timeless themes of rights and freedom and the relevance of the work that continues in securing and ensuring them. At its core, FREEDOM, underpins the International Bill of Human Rights – freedom from fear, freedom of speech, freedom of worship and freedom from want.”

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Ethiopia’s ‘democratically elected’ government & Barack Obama’s terrible Ethiopia political gaffe

28 Jul

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by David Smith, The Guardian

    Obama’s statement appeared to be the closest thing to a “gaffe” he has made so far on his east African tour. He earned widespread praise in Kenya for championing both gay rights and women’s rights, challenging Africans to reconsider traditional practices including female genital mutilation. But Ethiopia’s more restrictive approach to civil liberties was always going to pose a tougher diplomatic balancing act.

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Amid Barack Obama’s visit to Ethiopia, lawsuit reveals extent of TPLF regime’s infringement of US citizen’s right to privacy,         saysThe Washington Post

26 Jul

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Jack Gillum, The Washington Post

Documents are photographed in Washington, Saturday, July 25, 2015, in a unique lawsuit challenging whether Ethiopia can spy on an American by turning his computer into a giant recording device. in Washington, Saturday, July 25, 2015. The federal case alleges Ethiopian government agents gobbled up months of a Maryland man’s Skype calls and his family’s Internet activities. But the man, known in court filings as Kidane, born in Ethiopia and now an U.S. citizen, isn’t wanted for a crime _ but instead helps out a political opposition group outlawed in his home country. (Manuel Balce Ceneta/Associated Press– via The Washington Post)

Documents are photographed in Washington, Saturday, July 25, 2015, in a unique lawsuit challenging whether Ethiopia can spy on an American by turning his computer into a giant recording device. in Washington, Saturday, July 25, 2015. The federal case alleges Ethiopian government agents gobbled up months of a Maryland man’s Skype calls and his family’s Internet activities. But the man, known in court filings as Kidane, born in Ethiopia and now an U.S. citizen, isn’t wanted for a crime _ but instead helps out a political opposition group outlawed in his home country. (Manuel Balce Ceneta/Associated Press– via The Washington Post)

WASHINGTON — As President Barack Obama faces pressure to discuss human rights in his first official visit to Ethiopia this weekend, a unique lawsuit back home is challenging whether the African country can spy on an American by turning his computer into a giant recording device.
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