VOA starts Ethiopia satellite service after jamming

By Barry Malone: U.S.-funded broadcaster Voice of America is broadcasting its local Amharic language service to Ethiopia via satellite after the country’s Prime Minister ordered it jammed and sparked a diplomatic row. Ethiopia holds national elections in May and international…

“One Hundred Ways of Putting Pressure” Violations of Freedom of Expression and Association in Ethiopia (HRW) . Protest letter to the President of the People’s Republic of China (from the EPRP)

The jamming of VOA broadcasts in Amharic

By Peter Heinlein: Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Meles Zenawi says he is prepared to order jamming of VOA broadcasts in Amharic, the country’s main official language.  Mr. Meles compared VOA Amharic to the hate media that incited the Rwanda genocide.  Read…

Ethiopians still expect apologies from Italy

EPRP: The Vatican’s history revising action of bestowing sainthood on the Pope who backed Fascist Italia’s brutal invasion of Ethiopia and the repeated attempt by Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to whitewash the horrible Italian invasion of Ethiopia by the…

Four media houses crushed with lethal fines

IFEX: The Ethiopian government is settling political scores against journalists by slamming four newspaper publishing companies with crippling fines in reprisal for their coverage of the disputed 2005 elections, report the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), the International Press Institute…

The aid industry and Meles Zenawi`s regime

By Seifu Tsegaye Demmissie:  The regime of Meles Zenawi is one of the most favorite clients of the global aid industry on which its existence is hinging. The nature of the industry’s involvement in Ethiopia is such that it has…