Eskinder Nega

By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 8th, 2014
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A large number of people doubt what they read, what they see and hear in the news of EPRDF`s media. Governments want to convince the public to support of polices and their officials. Because the media draws on the content from the government. The media of Ethiopia is among the most strictly controlle...
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Apr 5th, 2014
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By Thor Benson, Motherboard There’s a knock at your door. You open it, only to find several grave-looking police officers accusing you of a crime you didn’t commit. They pull out records of your most recent phone calls and tie you to your alleged co-conspirator, and now you’re screwed. This is Ethiop...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Apr 2nd, 2014
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  Why Europeans should care about Ethiopia’s repression of journalists By Alison Bethel McKenzie With European elections looming and a host of crises here at home dominating the political debate, there is the risk that challenges abroad – including Ethiopia’s disturbing treatment of journa...
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Mar 28th, 2014
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By Eva Galperin and Danny O’Brien, Electronic Frontier Foundation: Rumors of the extent of Ethiopia’s digital surveillance and censorship state have echoed around the information security community for years. Journalists such as Eskinder Nega have spoken of being shown text messages, printouts ...
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Mar 23rd, 2014
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By Jonas Clinton As the most educated Ethiopian immigrants migrate to North America looking for economical opportunities, it has been suggested, and most will end up being stalwart of customer service jobs such as driving taxis and ultimately shutter an Ethiopian dream of being useful to their home c...
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Mar 18th, 2014
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by Eskinder Nega Kaliti Prison, Addis Ababa The mistakes of my life. Ah! I could go on and on and on about them. (Warning, I am aiming for your sympathy.) There are the missed opportunities. (God is generous, I squandered them all, literally.) There are the wrong choices (Hey there is at least the ad...
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Mar 4th, 2014
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By Abebe Gellaw The life of the young Ethiopian co-pilot who sought political asylum while flying in the airspace of Switzerland two weeks ago will never be the same again. If the amount of money people make is a measure of success, the 30-year old co-pilot Hailemedhin Abera Tegegn had a relatively “...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Jan 28th, 2014
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Eskinder Nega, an Ethiopian publisher, journalist and blogger who is serving an 18-year jail sentence under anti-terror legislation, has been awarded the 2014 Golden Pen of Freedom, the annual press freedom prize of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA). Mr Nega was arres...
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Dec 30th, 2013
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By Alemayehu G Mariam In January 2013, I proclaimed, “2013 shall be the Year of Ethiopia’s Cheetah Generation.” I promised “to make my full contribution to uplift and support Ethiopia’s youth and to challenge them to rise up to newer heights.” They rose to greater heights.  I pledged to “reach out to...
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Nov 20th, 2013
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By Neamin Zeleke In the past week, Ethiopians all over the world have watched the barbaric acts committed against our sisters and brothers in Saudi Arabia with deep sorrow and outrage. These inhuman acts are not committed by illegal bandits or criminals operating in the underground, they are committe...