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Ethiopia passes controversial law curbing ‘hate speech’

Months before major election, Parliament passes law imposing jail terms for people whose internet posts stir unrest. (Al Jazeera) — Ethiopia’s parliament has passed a law punishing “hate speech” and “disinformation” with... Read more »
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 »
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Ethiopia's Parliament passes gun control law

Ethiopia’s Parliament passes gun control law

nazret.com – Ethiopia’s Parliament passed gun control legislation aimed at tackling the surge in ethnic violence threatening the government of Abiy Ahmed. Since Abiy came to power, ethnic violence has increased in... 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 »
Under Abiy, Ethiopia’s media have more freedom but challenges remain

Ethiopia’s opposition parties criticize election law changes

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethiopian lawmakers on Saturday revised election laws to pave the way for polls next year, but some opposition parties said the changes would make it more difficult for... Read more »
Ethiopia Defense Force to investigate civilian death in West Gondar

Reflections on the Rule of Law and Ethiopia’s Transition to Democratic Rule (Part I)

By Al Mariam What a difference a year makes? The rule of law crushed to earth for 27 years rose up in Ethiopia in 2018. If someone would have told me in... Read more »