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Freedom House 2015 Report: Ethiopia’s Status NOT FREE

Freedom in the World : Ethiopia Overview: In 2014 the Ethiopian government continued to suppress free speech and associational rights, shattering hopes for meaningful reform under Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn. Government harassment and arrest of prominent opposition and media members continued, including the April arrest of nine journalists who were charged under Ethiopia’s controversial antiterrorism […]

Ethiopia most restrictive Sub Saharan Country, Freedom House reports 2013

Ethiopia has one of the lowest rates of internet and mobile telephone penetration in the world, as meager infrastructure, a government monopoly over the telecom sector, and obstructive telecom policies have notably hindered the growth of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in the country. Despite low access, the government maintains a strict system of controls […]

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Amnesty International 2013 Report: Ethiopia

Source: Amnesty International 2013 Report: Ethiopia Background Freedom of expression Human rights defenders Torture and other ill-treatment Arbitrary arrests and detentions Excessive use of force Conflict in the Somali region Forced evictions The state stifled freedom of expression, severely restricting the activities of the independent media, political opposition parties and human rights organizations. Dissent was […]

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Ethiopian government uses a Spysoftware /Malware and images of members Ginbot 7 to Spy Ethiopians

Authors: Morgan Marquis-Boire, Bill Marczak, Claudio Guarnieri, and John Scott-Railton. Source:- https://citizenlab.org This post describes the results of a comprehensive global Internet scan for the command and control servers of FinFisher’s surveillance software. It also details the discovery of a campaign using FinFisher in Ethiopia used to target individuals linked to an opposition group. Additionally, […]

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Stifling human rights work, The impact of civil society legislation in Ethiopia (Amnesty)

“The Charities and Societies law is debilitating us” Human rights organization staff member. In practice, the law has had a devastating impact on human rights work in Ethiopia. Since the law was passed human rights organizations have decreased in number, many have changed the focus of their mandate, and those human rights organizations who have […]

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Dismantling Dissent: Intensified Crackdown on Free Speech in Ethiopia

Since March 2011, at least 108 opposition party members and six journalists have been arrested in Ethiopia for alleged involvement with various proscribed terrorist groups. By November, 107 of the detainees had been charged with crimes under the Anti-Terrorism Proclamation and the Criminal Code. A further six journalists, two opposition party members and one human […]

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