Under Abiy, Ethiopia’s media have more freedom but challenges remain

Govt Approves Law That Can Warrant Jail Time for Internet Posts That Cause Unrest

The parliament of Ethiopia recently passed a law imposing jail terms for people whose internet posts stir unrest, a move the government says is needed to prevent violence ahead of elections. This... Read more »
Under Abiy, Ethiopia’s media have more freedom but challenges remain

Ethiopia Cabinet Approves New Law to Fight False Information

By Samuel Gebre Ethiopia’s cabinet approved a law to combat hate speech and the dissemination of false information. The new proclamation is aimed at addressing the erosion of the nation’s “social cohesion, political... Read more »
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House approves draft bills developed to amend Defense Forces Proclamation, establish Border and Identity Commission

Addis Ababa, December 20, 2018 (FBC) – The House of People’sRepresentatives (HPR) today approved the draft bills developed to amendthe Defence Forces Proclamation and to establish an AdministrativeBoundaries and Identity Issues Commission.... Read more »