The lawyer for a group of detained Ethiopian bloggers and reporters said he intended filing a civil suit against the country's police for holding them without charge for nearly three months.
18 Jul 2014 09:05
The six Zone9 bloggers and three journalists held arbitrarily since 25 and 26 April have not been formally charged within the 80-day limit allowed by Ethiopia's draconian terrorism law...
17 Jul 2014 09:25
The 2014 Golden Pen of Freedom, the annual press freedom prize of WAN-IFRA has been awarded to Ethiopian journalist Eskinder Nega, who is serving an 18-year jail sentence.
10 Jun 2014 12:53
Acting Director of the BBC World Service Group, Liliane Landor, has called on the Ethiopian authorities to stop jamming BBC broadcasts in the Middle East and North Africa.
2 Jun 2014 11:48
The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) on Friday called on authorities in Ethiopia to release a journalist being held without charge following a spate of similar arrests in recent weeks.
2 Jun 2014 09:35
ARTICLE 19 condemns the arrest of six 'Zone 9' bloggers and three freelance journalists in Ethiopia, all of whom have been charged with working with foreign organisations that claim to be human rights activists and receiving finance to incite public violence through social media.
29 Apr 2014 13:43
SatLink Communications has been appointed by the Ethiopian Radio and Television Agency (ERTA) for the global distribution of its government-owned ETV news channel.
13 Mar 2014 08:49
SAN FRANCISCO, USA: A lawsuit filed this week accuses Ethiopia of infecting a US man's computer with "spyware" as part of a campaign to gather intelligence about those critical of the government.
20 Feb 2014 06:57
The newly established freedom of expression network, African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) has deplored the current state of attacks, arrests, detentions, incarcerations and harassments meted out to journalists while on the job in many countries on the continent.
13 Feb 2014 14:43
UN Women and Mara Foundation on 29 January, announced a partnership to enable, empower and inspire women entrepreneurs globally.
30 Jan 2014 10:14
The Africa-EU Energy Partnership (AEEP) secretariat, organiser of the second High-Level Meeting of the AEEP, invites young journalists to be part of, and contribute to, the conference, to be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 12-13 February 2014.
7 Jan 2014 13:44
A report released by Reuters yesterday, 3 December, states that South Africa's Vodacom Group opened its first office in Ethiopia.
4 Dec 2013 12:38
Two leading international media organisations today called for the unconditional release of imprisoned Ethiopian journalists and pledged to join forces to help improve the working and legislative environment for news media, during a joint press freedom mission to the country.
8 Nov 2013 09:33
Ethiopian police have arrested without charge two editors of the independent Amharic weekly Ethio-Mihdar, according to local journalists.
8 Nov 2013 05:57
Colours of the Nile International Film Festival (CNIFF) is calling for submissions from across Africa for feature-length and short fiction films, as well as feature-length and short documentaries. The entry deadline is 15 November 2013.
11 Oct 2013 13:54
Ethiopia signed an $800-million (600-million-euro) agreement with Chinese telecom giant ZTE on Sunday, 18 August 2013, to expand its telecommunications network, national operator Ethio Telecom said.
19 Aug 2013 09:22
Ethiopian marathon runner, Abebe Bikila, who was also the first sub-Saharan African to win an Olympic gold medal, has been honoured with his very own Google Doodle to celebrate what would have been his 81st birthday today. Bikila passed away at the age of 41 in 1973, and was proclaimed an Ethiopian national hero.
7 Aug 2013 14:06
From 6-8 November 2013, the African Media Initiative (AMI) will hold its flagship annual convention, the African Media Leaders Forum (AMLF), in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, focused on the theme "Media and the African Renaissance." It will be AMLF's sixth edition.
By Amadou Mahtar Ba 1 Aug 2013 12:05
The African Union celebrated the African Day of Borders, also known as Border Day, on Friday, 7 June 2103, at the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, as well as officially launching the African Union Border Programme guidebooks.
10 Jun 2013 11:18
Heads of states and government spent the morning of Africa Day, 25 May 2013, that marks the establishment of the Organisation of African Unity in 1963, reflecting on Africa's future 50 years from now, under the theme "Pan-Africanism and African Renaissance".
27 May 2013 11:31
The question ICT providers and regulators alike have to ask themselves is whether they've created a climate conducive to meeting the demands and expectations of the mobile consumers of the future, Themba Khumalo, MTN Group operations executive, said earlier this week.
20 Mar 2013 11:21
WASHINGTON, US: The International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) is seeking nominations for its 2013 Courage in Journalism Awards and Lifetime Achievement Award.
22 Feb 2013 10:33
Andrew Dosunmu's Restless City was named Best Long Feature Film at the inaugural Colours of the Nile International Film Festival (CNIFF), which ran in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 7-11 November 2012. The Nigerian film also won Best Cinematography.
21 Nov 2012 13:47
The inaugural Colours of the Nile International Film Festival (CNIFF) will run in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 7-11 November 2012, and will introduce the best of African cinema to African audiences.
29 Oct 2012 15:32
The International Press Institute (IPI) on Tuesday, 28 August 2012, welcomed the news that charges against Ethiopian editor, Temesgen Desalegn have been withdrawn, and called for Ethiopia to reform its stance toward the media and free all journalists who are currently in jail for their criticism of official policies, and cease its harassment of Feteh newspaper.
31 Aug 2012 10:04
More than 35 countries across Africa are represented at this year's National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) Best Practice Sharing Workshop, entitled 'Empowering Communities: The Heart of Malaria Control'. Convened by Novartis, this workshop brings together national and international malaria leaders to discuss key topics and challenges.
27 Jun 2012 15:07
The Ethiopian government has dismissed allegations that it has banned Skype and other use of Voice-over-Internet-Protocol (VoIP) services that offer audio and video related communications over the internet.
25 Jun 2012 12:47
A verdict in the trial of Ethiopian journalist Eskinder Nega and other activists accused of inciting terrorism is expected on Friday, 11 May 2012, report PEN American Center and other IFEX members, whom Nega has worked with. If convicted, Nega could face the death penalty.
10 May 2012 12:16