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

Ethiopia: Bill Threatens Free Expression

(Nairobi, December 20, 2019) – Ethiopian lawmakers should significantly revise the draft law on hate speech and disinformation currently before parliament, Human Rights Watch said today. If approved, the Hate Speech and Disinformation Prevention... Read more »
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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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 »
Ethiopia says Saudi Arabia to free 1,000 detained citizens

Ethiopia says Saudi Arabia to free 1,000 detained citizens

An Ethiopian worker argues with a member of the Saudi security forces as he waits with his countrymen to be repatriated in Manfouha, southern Riyadh, Nov. 11, 2013.Reuters ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia —... Read more »