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Ethiopia: Justice or Death vs. Power up to Death


[] “Wherever law ends, tyranny begins; …” Political philosopher, John Lock more three centuries years ago argues in hisEthiopia charges 29 Muslims under anti-terror law book, The Second Treatise of Government. It is puzzling to find ourselves (after three centuries) in a situation even much worse than what Lock expressed it. I do not think it is an exaggeration to say that it is arguably difficult to comprehend why and how peoples of countries of glorious history of independence or national pride like ours find themselves in this kind of political and socio-economic nightmare in this 21st century.

Ethiopia: Journalism under anti-terrorism law

How the US ‘war on terror’ has provided cover for laws that are being used to silence dissident journalists.

Ethiopia: Journalist under anti-terrorism lawWhen the Paris-based media watchdog group, Reporters Without Borders released its annual Press Freedom Index, few were surprised that Ethiopia had dropped 11 places to 137.

Journalists in the country have never truly been free to report however developments in the region over the last few years have had a detrimental effect on the media environment.

Do not Encourage Ethiopia-phobia

By Mahmoud Ahmad

[] The recent phenomenon of Ethiopia bashing in our country’s media is turning a wee bit malicious. I was surprised at the recent media campaign against Ethiopian nationals, who have been singularly targeted by the media for all the ails afflicting the country.

According to many media reports the Ethiopian nationals are the main source of all problems. They are the ones breaking into homes, manufacturing and distributing liquor, selling weapons, involved in assault and rape cases and many other things that cause discomfort to citizens and residents alike.