Zigzag activism from Ethiopian activists need to be combated

Zigzag activism from Ethiopian activists need to be combated

borkena, Editorial February 6,2017 Journalists Anania Sorri and Elias Gebru , also known for their social media activism, were arrested on November 18,2016 as prime minister Hailemariam Desalegne hinted about end of state of emergency, which never happened. They are accused of “attempting to undermine the constitution and corresponding with Patriotic G7 and the Oromo […]

Journalists and a political activist arrested as prime minister Hailemariam talks about ending state of emergency

Journalists and a political activist arrested as prime minister Hailemariam talks about ending state of emergency

New arrests : Journalists Anania Sorri and Elias Gebru, and activist Daniel Shibeshi borkena,Ethiopia News November 18,2016 As Hailemariam Desalegne hints end of state of emergency soon ,on grounds that “normalcy”is restored in Ethiopia, the board that is presiding over the state of emergency arrested journalist and activists. Anania Sorri and Elias Gebru (both journalists […]

Ethiopia holds editor-in-chief without charge

(CPJ) New York, May 28, 2014–The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the detention of a journalist without charge since Monday and calls on Ethiopian authorities to release him immediately. An Ethiopian court on Tuesday extended by 14 days the pre-trial detention of Elias Gebru, according to news reports. Ethiopia’s federal police in the capital, Addis […]

Ethiopia: Ethiopian government detained another journalist today

(Borkena) Unconfirmed reports from Addis Ababa claim that Ethiopian government put another journalist behind bar earlier today. A journalist identified as Elias Gebru was apparently called to report to “investigation” department where is told that he will remain in custody with no right for bail. What appears to be a pretext to the arrest is […]