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VOA Amharic in crisis over distortion scandal

VOA Amharic in crisis over distortion scandal

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Two staff members of the Voice of America, Horn of Africa section, have recently attracted the attention of Ethiopians across the world. …

Andargachew Tsige Family Called on the British Government

Andargachew Tsige Family Called on the British Government

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The family of a British citizen kidnapped and rendered to Ethiopia in June has called on the British government to secure his release as soon as possible.…

Bloggers charged with treason for using free software

Bloggers charged with treason for using free software

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In the recent Zone9 Bloggers case in Ethiopia the authorities have fabricated charges of destabilising the nation and terrorism in an attempt to silence any independent voices talking about the human rights situation in the country.…

The VOA-Amharic Program Needs To Get It’s Act Together

The VOA-Amharic Program Needs To Get It’s Act Together

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Both ESAT and Mr. Ermias Legesse are accusing VOA that -since Peter Heinlein took charge of the VOA Amharic program- the broadcast is conducting its publication in the interest of the Ethiopian government.…

Ethiopian government to bring criminal charges against six weeklies

Ethiopian government to bring criminal charges against six weeklies

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Two of the weeklies, Addis Guday and Fact, are among Ethiopia’s leading privately-owned newspapers and have often covered events or published stories that have generated political controversy. One of Addis Guday’s journalists, Asmamaw Hailegiorgis, has been held on a terrorism charge since 25 April.…

A Call for Action on Andargachew Tsige

A Call for Action on Andargachew Tsige

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On Monday August 11 it will be 50 days since Andargatchew Tsege was illegally kidnapped in Yemen and handed to the repressive regime in Ethiopia.…

Letter to the British Prime Minister, David Cameron

Letter to the British Prime Minister, David Cameron

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We are writing this letter to express our deep dismay at the manner in which the British Government has handled the brazen abduction, and extradition of Andargachew Tsege, a British citizen.…

Ethiopian Heritage Society Held a Successful Fourth Festival

Ethiopian Heritage Society Held a Successful Fourth Festival

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The Civic Building in Silver Spring Maryland was full to three-fourth of its capacity when the 4th Annual Heritage Festival was opened on Friday, July 25th, 2014. All sections of members of the Ethiopian community, young and old, women and men, kids and teenagers were in attendance. …

Is the TPLF/EPRDF an ethnic-based-apartheid government?

Is the TPLF/EPRDF an ethnic-based-apartheid government?

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Institutions are to be independent of political control in a healthy, just and inclusive society; however, in Ethiopia, one can see that one ethnic group, affiliated with one ethnic-based political party, dominates key positions in government and its institutions.…

Hailemariam Desalegn in Hiding

Hailemariam Desalegn in Hiding

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As the state terror intensifies against journalists, bloggers, and opposition leaders in Ethiopia, angry and frustrated Ethiopians around the world are hunting and confronting Ethiopian regime officials who are responsible for the repression.…

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