Wednesday, February 28, 2024
HomeEthiopian NewsEthiopian government suspended Ethiopian Church Media  

Ethiopian government suspended Ethiopian Church Media  

Abiy Ahmed’s government is accusing Mahibere Kidusan of “inciting violence” violence as reports are emerging that security forces are hassling members of the Holy Synod to influence decision over appointment of bishops

borkena

Abiy Ahmed’s government is taking repression against the Ethiopian Church to a whole new level.  In the latest string of attack, his government suspended Mahibere Kidusan Television “temporarily” on grounds of inciting violence between “religious groups” 

The letter from the government cited breaking news coverage by Mahibere Kidusan which was transmitted on May 21. Abiy Ahmed’s government claimed the content of Mahibere Kidusan coverage was something that obstructs the meeting of the Holy Synod and incites violence among people. 

The suspension letter from Ethiopian Mass Media Authority (SM)

The statement which was released by the office of Broadcasting Authority further claimed that it has confirmed that content of the breaking news coverage was something that incites violence. However, the government did not mention what exactly was in violation of the media rule in the country and what specific content was found to be the cause for the government’s decision to suspend Mahibere Kidusan Media. 

The suspension came amid reports that the Federal government is hassling members of the Holy Synod of Ethiopian Orthodox Church with the aim to coerce them to appoint bishops on the basis of ethnicity against the canons of the Orthodox Church. 

About two weeks ago, Mahibere Kidusan, over a three decades of organization dedicated to supporting the Ethiopian Church and expanding Orthodox teachings in and outside of the country, sent a letter to the Holy Synod encouraging for a decision on strategic plan, structural adjustment, and administrative amendment. 

It also asked the Holy Synod to be cautious about ordination of bishops. 

Berhanu Admas (SM)

Meanwhile, there are emerging reports that government security forces have detained Berhanu Admas, a prominent and senior member of Mahibere Kidusan. According to Adebabay media report, he was taken from his office in Addis Ababa. Intelligence officers reportedly said that he was wanted for “interrogation. “

To share information or for submission, send e-mail to info@borkena.com 

Telegram Channel : t.me/borkena

Business Listing 

Ethiopian News Video 

Join the conversation. Follow us on twitter @zborkenato get the latest Ethiopian News updates regularly. Like borkena on Facebook as well. Subscribe to YouTube channel

advertisment

8 COMMENTS

  1. Why does the abiy regime always block, imprison, torture and kill those who challenge his stupid, inept, kleptomaniac, immoral, unpatriotic and incompetent style of governance?

    የተከበሩት ጠ/ሚ ሃሳብን በሃሳብ ተሟግተው ማሸነፍ አልቻሉም ወደፊትም አይችሉም:: ስለዚህ ቶሎ ብለው ወደ እስር አፈና እስራትና ግድያ ይሮጣሉ:: የተከበሩት ጠ/ሚ እውነትን ይፈሯታል : ይሸሿታል: ይደበቋታል:: እውነትም ሁሌ ታባራቸዋለች: ታጋልጣቸዋለች:: ርቃናቸውን ገመናቸውን ታጋልጣልች:: እውነት የተከበሩት ጠ/ሚ ነውረኛነት: ውሸታምነት: የሞራል: የስብዕና ዝቅጠት: የተፈጥሯቸውን ኢሰባዊነት: የፍርደ ገምድልነት: አድሎዋዊነት እና ዘረኛነት የበታችነት በሽታቸውን ውድቀት ሁል ግዜ እንደመስተዋት ስለምታሳይ: ይደብቋታል ይሸሸጉዋታል:: እውነት ግን በየገቡበት እየገባች ከነግብረአበሮቻቸው ጉድፍ እድፍ እና በንፁሃን ደም የተጨማለቁ እጆች ሁሉ አንድም ሳታስቀር እረፍት ትነሳቸዋለች ሌት ተቀን:: በከንቱ የፈሰሰው የህፃናት የእናቶች የአባቶች የታሰሩት በሚሊዮን የሚቆጠሩ የተፈናቀሉት የተሰደዱት እንባና ደም ነውረኞችን ከማጋለጥና ወደፍርድ ከማቅረብ ለአንዲትንሰኮንድ አያቆምም!!!!!

    It is morally repugnant, unethical, and unacceptable to support the apartheid Oromo marriage regime of abiy ahmed. This is a very undisciplined, immoral, incompetent, unethical, inhuman and also comically illogical power monger whose outs for power, dominance, adulation and self worship is psychopathic, delusional, sociopathic, anti-social and unfit for the position of any leadership, let alone pm of a nation of hundred million plus people.

  2. Editor:

    “It is morally repugnant, unethical, and unacceptable to support the apartheid Oromo marriage regime of abiy ahmed”

    This typo instead should read:

    It is morally repugnant, unethical, and unacceptable to support the apartheid oromumma regime of abiy ahmed

  3. learn from past regimes in Ethiopia – your fall will be larger than Humpy Dumpty’s atheist voodoo cultists

  4. If PM Abiy wants to avoid one more headache, he needs to have his hands off the Ethiopian Tewahedo Church; for that matter from all religions of the country. The country has already enough problems to keep him busy for a very long time, supposing he will continue to stay in power. There is nothing that angers Ethiopians than a government that meddles with the internal affairs of the Church. If he is really concerned about his legacy, he needs to promote a kind of “Concordat” between Ethiopia’s communities of faith and the Ethiopian Government. That is the only way to end this nonsense.

  5. Let’s examine this topic in detail. The TPLF has corrupted the morality, ethics and even very basic standards of decency for Ethiopians in the past 30 years. Now Ethiopians are witnessing its offspring, pp is 1000 times worse than its TPLF parent.

    There are some vestiges of character, decency, commitment for truth, empathy and some spiritual infrastructures of morality left in the basic faiths of the nation. If this imbecilic regime of abiy ahmed, shimeles abdissa, demeke mekonnen,adanech, the sycophantic cadre daniel kibret and other thugs of the regime keep attacking the last pillars of public guidance and morality compass of the Moslem, Christian denominations of the nation, they will be opening a can of worms and sealing their ignominious ejection and relegation to the dust bins of the bad, the ugly and the truly repulsive of all time.

  6. Even though the Mehire Kidusan are not saints and has has its short coming,, inclufing slant of religious radicalism slant, Abiy’s regime is out of its wits and bound so far. The worst superlatives describe it all: the least confiden, the least ethical and professional and least competent and the most absurd and visionless regime ever exsited

  7. Even though the Mahibere Kidusan are not saint and has its short coming,, inclufing slant of religious radicalism agendas , Abiy’s regime is out of its wits and bound thus far. The worst superlatives describe it all: the least confiden, the least ethical and professional and least competent and the most absurd and visionless regime ever exsited

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here