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

Nobel peace prize winner Abiy Ahmed embroiled in media row

The Guardian – Abiy Ahmed, the prime minister of Ethiopia, has come under pressure to appear before the media in Oslo this week when he collects the Nobel peace prize on Tuesday. Senior officials... Read more »
Under Abiy, Ethiopia’s media have more freedom but challenges remain

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

By Muthoki Mumo/CPJ Sub-Saharan Africa Representative CPJ- During a trip to Addis Ababa in January, it was impossible to miss the signs that Ethiopian media are enjoying unprecedented freedom. A flurry of new publications were... Read more »
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Ethiopia’s Worknesh Degefa Wins Boston Marathon

After years of repression, Ethiopia’s media is free — and fanning the flames of ethnic tension

ADDIS ABABA, Ethi­o­pia —From a collection of modest offices in a half-empty high rise, one ofEthiopia’s most prominent journalists publishes his weekly paper with astaff of just four. The country has imprisonedU.S.-educated... Read more »
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Has Abiy Ahmed Kept His Promises? Ethiopia’s Presidential Press Pledge

It’s been one year since East Africa’s most populous country – Ethiopia – experienced a political transformation; a change in leadership, after years of social unrest and demonstrations. Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn... Read more »
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Despite surging forward, Ethiopia “Not FREE” – Freedom House

Ethiopia has made huge strides in the democratic front since Abiy Ahmed was appointed Prime Minister in April 2018, but much more needs to be done to make Ethiopia a truly democratic... Read more »
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Ethiopia: Prime Minister Abiy names Nigusu Tilahun as new Press Secretary

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has fired press secretary Billene Seyoum, barely two month after she was appointed in the newly created post. Abiy has appointed Nigusu Tilahun as press secretary at... Read more »