Friday, December 29, 2006

Picture by Andrew Heavens , May 16 , 2005

Special debate on pal talk

A panel discussion organized by the Ethiopian Current Affairs Discussion Forum will be held on Friday , December 29 , 2006 . Unfortunately , for the the panel organizers , room access allow only 500 interested participants based on first come first serve principle. So, don't miss this program.
Guest Speakers: Dr.Negede Gobeze (UEDF) , Lt. Ayalsew Dessie (UEDF) ,Dr.Meqdes Mesfin (Qality Qalkidan) , Ato kifle Mulat (EFJA) , Dr.Taye Weldesemiyat (ETA) , Dr.Tsehai H. Selassie (EHG) , Ato Andargachew Tsege (CUD) , Ato Berhane Mewa (CUD) , Ato Obang Metho (AJC) , Ato Yared Tibebu and Dr Mekonnen Wondimu .
Interviewers: Including journalists from EMF , VOE-Sweden Radio , Radio Mebt-Australia , Addis Dimts Radio- Washington DC , Getachew Abdi , Abebe Gelaw , Artist & Human Rights Activist Tamagne Beyene , and Writer Abera Lema .

Source : EMF

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Originally uploaded by Mr-kaabi.

Somalia government troops enter Mogadishu , KFMB , Dec. 28,2006

Somalia government troops rolled in to Mogadishu unopposed Thursday , the Prime Minister said , hours after an Islamic movement that tried to establish a government based on the Quran abandoned the capital.

The Islamic militia promised a last stand in southern Somalia. " We are in Mogadishu ," Prime Minister Mohamed Ali Gedi said after meeting with local clan leaders to discuss the hand over of the city . We are coordinating our forces to take control of Mogadishu."( To read more click here ) , picture originaley uploaded by Mr. Kaabi, Dec.17, 2006.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Somali government calls on Islamic forces to surrender
Sudan tribune , December 26 , 2006
Ethiopian planes attack retreating Islamic courts militia , December 26 , 2006
Islamic courts vacate Bur Hakaba
Somali net , December 26 , 2006
Islamic courts retreat in Somalia
CNN , December 26 , 2006
Ethiopia action in Somalia backed by AU
BBC , December 26 ,2006
( MiG 29k , picture taken from migavia)

Monday, December 25, 2006

MiG -29 , Picture taken from MiGavia.

Wake up Somali people
By Hellen Kassu Mitto

Bad image of the War between Somalia Union of Islamic Courts , SUIC, militia and pro-Transitional Somali Federal Government , TSFG , forces has started. Few countries are trying to play life and death game on Somalis land as " rental space" on the expense of Somali citizens life . Somalis has the right to kick out all forces , not only Ethiopian army but also Eritrean army and others instead of watching this war as a landlord who granted his own private property for long term lease .

Wake up Somali people !! Ethiopia and Eritrea has their own an unfinished business on their common borders . The border dispute is still fresh . As you know , because of the UN peace keepers who able to monitor their military build up movement they couldn't get an opportunity to replay their war game for the second time . Further more , leaders of both countries has big internal unsolved problems . That's why they are using your land as a rental open space .

Wake up Somali people !! Dialogue is a choice less way for peace for all parties who are involving in this fighting .Peace is better than war .
Click here to see dead body of one of an Islamic courts fighter.
2nd picture

Friday, December 22, 2006

" In theory , "Freedom of Expression" does exist on paper in North-Easter African state of Ethiopia. How ever, it does not exist in practice. The term does not meet that act. In the past 13 years, 13 journalists were killed, 85 imprisoned and suffered brutal physical beatings. 93 journalists have had enough of the imprisonment and brutal torture and fled the country to live in exile in all parts of the World....." ( Girma Endrias , a journalist working for one of the Norwegian newspaper in Oslo , and member of Ethiopian Free Press Journalists Association)

Announcemen for public teleconference from EFJA
On December 24 , 2006 (Sunday) , Ethiopian Free Press Journalists (EFJA) will hold open teleconference. EFJA president , Ato Kifle Mulat and other exiled journalists are going to make statement on behalf of Ethiopian Free Press Journalists. This teleconference will be the first public meeting after 20 months.
To participate on the teleconference you should get teleconference number and code from web site.

Ethiopian Free Press Journalists released the 2007 calendar.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

In recent interview , Meles , a former Marxist guerrilla who shed his fatigues for tailored suites when he took power in a 1991 coup , ........
Washington Post , December 20 , 2006
Meles Zenawi the African Saddam Hussein
The Conservative Voice , December 20 , 2006
Massive Layoffs at Foreign Ministry
Prof.Ephrem Issac as Zenawi's Envoy ?
(Indian Ocean Newsletter)

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Ethiopian's No. One Enemy Is Meles Zenawi
Ethiomedia , December 4 , 2006

Thursday, November 23, 2006

ለኢትዮጵያውያን ስደተኞች እንጩህላቸው !!
choreber (ጮሬበር)Blogger

በሱዳንና በእንግሊዝ ሃገር የፖለቲካ ጥገኝነት የሚጠይቁ ኢትዮጵያውያን ስደተኞች እየተያዙ ለአምባገነኑ የመለስ ዜናዊ አገዛዝ ሊሰጡ መሆኑን ከኢንተርኔት ላይ እያነበብን ነው ። ሁላችንም እንደምናውቀው ዛሬ ፤ ኢትዮጵያ ፤ የፖለቲካ ፕሮግራማቸውን በሰላማዊ መንገድ ብቻ ሲያራምዱ የቆዩ ኢትዮጵያውያን ፤ መሳሪያ ያልታጠቁና በብዕር ብቻ ነፃ አመለካከታቸውን በነፃ ጋዜጦች ሲገልፁና ለህዝቡም ነፃ አንደበት የሁኑለት ነፃ ጋዜጠኞች ፤ የህዝቡን ሰብዓዊ መብቶች ለማስከበር በሚያደርጉት ትግል የታወቁ ግለሰቦች ፤ የመምህራን ማህበር አመራር አባሎችና መምህራን ፤ ከአንደኛ ደረጃ ት/ቤት እስከ ዩኒቨርሲቲ ተማሪዎች ፤ ነጋዴዎችና አምባገነን ሥርዓትን የሚቃወሙ ኢትዮጵያውያን በሙሉ ፤ ዘር ፤ ፃታና ህይማኖት ሳይለይ የተገደሉባት ፤ የታሰሩባትና እየተዋከቡ የሚኖሩባት ሃገር ናት ።

ኢትዮጵያ ወደ መግደያ ቻምበር እና እስር ቤት ከተለወጠች ቆየች ። መሪዎቿም የአፍሪካ የዘመኑ ናዚዎች ሆነዋል ። ከሰብዓዊ ፍጡርነት ወደ አውሬነት ራሳቸውን ከለወጡ ብዙ ጊዜያቸው ነው ። ለዚህ ሥርዓት አልባ መንግሥት ለሚመስል መንግሥት ነው ኢትዮ ጵያውያን ከየተገኙበት እየታነቁ የሚሰጡት ። ሁላችንም ራሳችን ላይ እንዲደርስ በማንፈልገው ሁኔታ ውስጥ ነው ያሉት ። እናም እንድረስላቸው !! አንብበን ዝም አንበል ። ሰምተን ዝም አንበል ። ምራቅ መምጠጥ ብቻ አይበቃም ። ብናምንም ባናምንም ለኛ ለኢትዮጵያውያን ከራሳችን ውጭ ማንም የለንም ። ማንም አይረዳንም ። ብዙ ጊዜ ብዙ ቦታ አይተናል ። የሚፈልገን እንጂ የሚረዳን የለም ። የሚፈልጉን ደግሞ ለጦርነት ብቻ ነው ። ስንሞት ደስ ይላቸዋል ። ለረሃብ ብቻ ነው የሚፈልጉን ። በረሃብ ስንቆላ ደስ ይላቸዋል ። የኛ ረሃብ ለነሱ ገንዘብ ለኛ ግን ሞት ነው ። በሞታችን ይደንሳሉ ። በሞታችን ብዙ ገንዘብ ይዝቃሉ ። የኢትዮጵያውያን ሞት ለብዙዎቹ አትራፊ ኮርፕሬሽን ነው ። ስለዚህም ለወገኖቻችን እንጩህላቸው ። ለስደተኛው ህብረተሰብ እንጩህ !! በስደት አለም እየተሰቃዩ እንዳይኖሩ እንጩህ ። የኢትዮጵያዊ ነፍስ ምኑም ላልሆነው መለስ ዜናዊ እንዳይሰጡ እንጩህ ።

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Dr. Taye and Ato Kifle Urge Renewed Moves
Ehiomedia , November 22 , 2006
Ethiopian Demonstration In Brussels
At least Nine Eritrean Journalists Arrested In New Round-Up , November 22 , 2006
Three Eritrean Journalists Died In Prison Camp report on November 14 ,2006
By AFP , Middle East Times , November 22 , 2006

Eritrea Wednesday warned that the current stalemate over its tense border with Ethiopia was "not sustainable" and refused to rule out a new war against its arch-foe Horn of Africa neighbor. At the same time, Asmara repeated denials that Somalia had become a proxy battleground for it and Addis Ababa amid reports that the two countries are backing rival factions there to settle scores from their bloody 1998-2000 conflict.

Two days after Eritrea and Ethiopia both rejected plans by a UN-appointed border panel to demarcate their contentious frontier on paper, further raising tensions, a senior Eritrean official said that all options were on the table.

"Eritrea is a sovereign country and we cannot accept the reality of our territory being occupied by a foreign power indefinitely," said Yemane Gebremeskel, director of Eritrean President Issaias Afewerki's office.

"I don't want to speculate on what can happen, but I can only tell you this situation is not sustainable, it cannot be acceptable legally and there is no reason why it should stay this way," he told reporters in an interview in Asmara.

On Monday, the two nations boycotted a meeting of the Eritrea Ethiopia Boundary Commission in The Hague designed to gather comment about a proposal to delineate the border on maps without marking it on the ground.

Eritrea accepts the panel's ruling, which awarded it the flashpoint town of Badme, but wants it be physically laid out on the ground, while Ethiopia, which rejects the boundary, said that the commission was acting outside its mandate.

The commission's proposal appeared aimed at easing growing tension between the two countries that many fear could lead to a renewal of their war and spill over into Somalia, threatening a wider regional conflict.

The stalemate has left the status of the 1,000-kilometer (620-mile) border unclear six years after a peace deal and raised tensions, heightened by UN reports that both nations are militarily active in Somalia.

Yemane refused to say whether Eritrea, which has repeatedly denounced the international community for failing to press Ethiopia to accept the commission's binding ruling, would fight to take the territory in question.

But he repeatedly stressed that "all options" were open.

"As far as what our options are, I think these are options we can exercise at any point in time," Yemane said, declining to elaborate.

Yemane also denied charges by UN experts and diplomats that Eritrea is trying to exploit the situation in Somalia by arming a powerful Islamist movement that is girding for war with a weak government supported by Ethiopia.

"All these attempts to portray Somalia as a proxy battlefield between Ethiopia and Eritrea are misguided," he said. "There is no reason why we should go to Somalia to settle scores with Ethiopia."

Copyright (c) 2006 News World Communications, Inc. All rights reserved.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Exiled Ethiopian journalists appeal for safe exit from Kenya
Ethiomedia,November 20,2006

NAIROBI , Kenya - Ethiopian journalists living as refugees in Kenya appealed to UNHCR and the international community on Monday that they were living under the constant fear of being attacked by Ethiopian government agents and their lives be spared by being transfered to any other third country. Following is the press release issued by the exiled journalists : ( click here to read full text)

Saturday, November 18, 2006

ለሄኖክ ነጋሽ እና መላ ቤተሰቡ

የእናታችሁን ከዚህ አለም በሞት መለየት የሰማነው በከፍተኛ ድንጋጤ ነው ። ከልብም አዝነናል። እግዚአብሄር ነፍሳቸውን ይማር ከማለት ውጭ ምንም ለማድረግ እንዳልቻልን ስንገልፅላችው ፀፀት ይሰማናል። እናንተንም ፤ ባህር አቋርጠው የመጡና በቅርብም ከእናንተው አካባቢ ያሉትን የሃዘን ተካፋይ ዘመዶቻችሁን ሁሉ እግዚአብሄር ጽናቱንና ብርታቱን ይስጣችው እንላለን።

choreber (ጮሬበር) Blogger.

Ethiopian in Europe held demonstration
EMF, November 18,2006
Ethiopians in Brussels demand Zenawi be brought to justice

Ethiomedia reporter, November 17,2006
Addis Voice
Addis Voice
Addis Voice

Friday, November 17, 2006

Kifle Mulat & Dr. Taye Woldesemayat to speak in Washington, D.C.
EMF , November 15 , 2006

Kifle Mulat and Dr.Taye Woldesemayat to speak in Washington , D.C. on the coming Sunday , November 19 , 2006. Ethiopians are invited to attend a town hall meeting to receive and discuss eye witness report on the deteriorating human rights situation in Ethiopia .

The event is sponcered and organized by the famous Addis Dimts,which is based in Washington , D.C. Artist Abebe Belew , manager of Addis Dimts told EMF , it is great opportunity to meet and discuss with Ao Kifle Mulat and Dr.Taye Woldesemayat on the current situationof our country .

Dr.Taye Woldesemayat , president of Ethiopian Teachers Association (ETA) and Kifle Mulat , veteran journalist and president of Ethiopian Free Press Journalists Association (EFJA) will discuss the current human rights situation and possible courses of action to achieve a better future.

The meeting will be at Unification Church , 16th street and columbia road , NW , Washington , D.C.


Wednesday, November 15, 2006

By Emmanuel Goujon

Eritrean President Issaias Afewerki Wednesday slammed the United States for fanning conflicts in the Horn of Africa region, particularly in Somalia, where an imminent war threatens to engulf the volatile region. From Eritrea's independence struggle to its simmering border row with archrival Ethiopia and the unrest in the war-devastated Somalia, Afewerki blamed Washington for stoking the conflicts for its interests.

Tracing its role to the end of World War II, he said that Washington had favored the existence of Ethiopia over Eritrea that put up decades of armed struggle for independence from Ethiopia, of which it was formerly a province.

"Our conflict is historically [tied] with the United States," he said in an interview. "Eritrea could have enjoyed its right to self-determination after the Second World War, but the United States ... came with a global strategy deciding the fate of Eritrea to be somehow linked with Ethiopia because Ethiopia was considered to be a major proxy in the region," said Issaias, whose nation got independence in 1993.

He also blamed the United States for their unresolved border row with Ethiopia despite insisting that the matter had been resolved by the decision of an independent border commission in 2002.

"Why was it [ruling] not implemented? Because the United States doesn't want to implement the decision. They like to live on conflict. They create conflicts and exploit conflict. That's it," he said.

In addition, the Eritrean leader, himself chided for a raft of human rights violations in his tiny Red Sea state, said that Washington was using Addis Ababa as its "tools and puppets" to navigate and destabilize the region.

"We have no problem with Ethiopia ... As far as the border is concerned, it is resolved ... now, history is repeating itself and the United States is coming and complicating the situation," he added.

The Eritrean leader charged the world's superpower with fomenting fighting in lawless Somalia, where a powerful Islamic movement and a weak government are on the edge of an all-out war.

The Somali Islamists have accused Ethiopia of sending thousands of troops to Somalia to protect the government, but Addis Ababa maintains that it sent only a few hundred military advisers.

Tension soared after the Somali peace talks collapsed November 1, heightening fears of a conflict that diplomats and analysts fear could draw in Eritrea and Ethiopia on rival sides after their own unresolved 1998-2000 border war.

Eritrea has been accused of supplying weapons and sending some 2,000 soldiers to back the Islamists, with Issaias saying: "This is a crazy statement, not only false but insane."

And instead, Issaias said that Washington had accused the Somali Islamic leaders of links to terrorism groups, including Al Qaeda in order to intervene.

"We don't want the United States to be involved under the umbrella of fighting terrorism, because it will be a complication," he added.

The Islamists have rejected the planned deployment of peacekeepers, a position that Eritrea and Djibouti support.

"We support the choice of the Somali people. We don't accept, agree or condone any external intervention under any pretext," Issaias said. "Allow Somalis to find a solution to this problem, don't intervene. They might not find a solution instantly, but give them a chance to reconcile with themselves and reconstitute Somalia," he added.

Somalia has been without a functioning central authority since the 1991 ousting of strongman Mohamed Siad Barre, and the two-year-old transitional government has been unable to assert control.

Copyright (c) 2006 News World Communications, Inc. All rights reserved.

Monday, November 13, 2006


Thursday, November 09, 2006

የኢትኦጵ መጽሔት ርዕሰ አንቀፅ
"ድል እያሸተተ ያለ ህዝብ ውጤቱ እንዲቀለበስ አይፈቅድም"
( ቅፅ 6 ቁጥር 70 ግንቦት 97 ዓ.ም )

ዛሬ በእስር ላይ የሚገኙት የኢትኦጵ አሳታሚና ጋዜጠኞች ለገዳዩ የወያኔ መንግሥት ከዚህ በታች የተመለከተውን መልዕክት አስተላልፈው ነበር ። ከበረሃ አውሬነት ወደ ቤተመንግሥት አውሬነት የተለወጠው የወያኔ መንግሥት ግን አልሰማቸውም ። እንዲያውም አውሬነቱን በላይ በላይ ጨመረበት እንጂ !!

"ሐሙስ ግንቦት 18 ቀን 1997 ዓ.ም በዩኤስ አሜሪካ የሚኖሩ ኢትዮጵያውያን ያደረጉት እጅግ ደማቅ ትዕይንተ ሕዝብ እስከዛሬ በአሜሪካ ኢትዮጵያውያን ካደረጉት ሰልፍ የላቀ እጅግ ከፍተኛ ቁጥር ያለው ሕዝብ የተገኘበት መሆኑ ተረጋግጧል ። ኢትዮጵያውያን በፍፁም የወንድማማችነት ስሜት በአንድነት ቆመው በአንድ ድምፅ ለሐገራቸው ትንሳኤ ጮኸዋል ። ልዕለ ኃያል የሆነችው ዩኤስ አሜሪካ በኢትዮጵያ የተካሄደውን ምርጫ ለማዛባት የሚደረገውን ጥረትና ሂደቱን በጉልበት ለመቀልበስ የሚደረገው ጥረት እንድትከታተልና የህዝብ ድምፅ እንዳይሰረቅ ግፊት ታደርግ ዘንድ ተማፅነዋል ። የህብረቱም ይሁን የቅንጅቱ ደጋፊዎች በአንድነት በአንድነት ቆመው ድምፃቸውን ያስተባበሩበት ይህ ትዕይንት የአሜሪካውያንንም ሆነ የሌሎች ሃገሮችን ትኩረት የሳበ መሆኑንም መረዳት ተችሏል።

በመቶዎች ፣ አንዳንዴም ከዚያ በታች ፣ ግፋ ቢልም ከአንድ ሺህም የማይልቁ ኢትዮጵያውያን በተለያዩ ሁኔታዎችና አጋጣሚዎች በዋሽንግቶን ጎዳናዎች ላይ ሰልፍ ሲያደርጉ የታዩ ቢሆንም ፣ ከአሥር ሺህ ሕዝብ የሚልቅ ኢትዮጵያዊ በአንድነት አደባባይ ሲወጣ ይህ የመጀመሪያ ነው ። በአሜሪካ የሚኖሩየውጭ ሐገር ዜጎች በሐገራቸው ጉዳይ ላይ ተሰባስበው በእንዲህ ያለ መጠን ትዕይንተ ሕዝብ ሲያካሂዱ የኢትዮጵያውያን የመጀመሪያው መሆኑም ተነግሮለታል ። በአሜሪካ ርዕሰ መዲና ዋሽንግተን ላይ የተስተጋባው የኢትዮጵያውያን የአንድነት ድምፅ በጀርመን በርሊን ላይም ተስተጋብቷል ። በሌሎች የአውሮፓ ከተሞችና ከአውሮፓ ውጭ ባሉ ሐገራት ከተሞችም ይቀጥላል ተብሎ ይጠበቃል ።

ኢትዮጵያውያን በሐገር ውስጥም ሆነ ከሐገር ውጭ በከፍተኛ መጠን በአንድነት ቆመው የጋራ ድምፃቸውን ሲያስተባብሩ የቆዩ ቢሆንም ሚያዝያ 30 በአዲስ አበባ ጎዳናዎች የታየው ትዕይንት ፣ በክፍለ ሃገር ከተሞችም ተቃዋሚዎችን ለመደገፍ የወጣው ሕዝብ ብዛት ፣ እንዲሁም በዩኤስ አሜሪካ ዋሽንግተን ላይ የታየው ሰልፍ ከመቼውም ጊዜ በላይ የላቀ ፣ በኢትዮጵያውያን ዘንድ የለውጥ ተስፋን የሰነቀ ሆኖ ቀጥሏል ። ይህ ትብብር ፣ መነሳሳትናበሕዝቡ ውስጥ በከፍተኝ ደረጃ የሰረፀው የለውጥ ስሜት ከእንግዲህ የጠመንጃ አገዛዝ በዚች ሐገር እንዲያበቃ የማድረግ ኃይል እንዳለውም ሊሰመርበት ይገባል ። በከፍተኛ ስሜት የተነሳሳንና ድሉን ማሽተት የጀመረ ሕዝብ ድምፁ ሲቀለበስ ፣ የጉልበት አገዛዝ ሲነግስ ከቶውንም በዝምታ አይመለከትም ። እንደተለመደው ነገሮችን በማምታታትና በማስፈራራት በመጣንበት መንገድ እንቀጥላለን የሚሉ ካሉ አቋማቸውን እንደገና ቢመረምሩ ከማንም በላይ ተጠቃሚዎች እነርሱ ይሆናሉ ።

ዛሬ ሥልጣን ላይ ያለው የአቶ መለስ መንግሥት የዛሬ 14 ዓመት ሥልጣን ላይ ሲወጣ የሶሻሊስቱ ጎራ ፈርሶ ፣ የካፒታሊዝም ርዕዮተዓለም ነግሶ ፣ ዓለም በተለይም ታዳጊ ሐገራት የልዕለ ኃያሏ ዩኤስ አሜሪካ ተከታይ ከመሆን ውጭ አማራጭ ያልነበረበት ሁኔታ ነበር ። በመሆኑም በትግል ላይ በነበረበት ወቅት እንደ ደርግ ሁሉ ሶሻሊዝምን ሲያቀነቅን የነበረውና እንዲያውም የአልባኒያ ሶሻሊዝም አድናቂና ተከታይ ሆኖ የዘለቀው የሕወሓት/ኢሕአዴግ ቡድን ወደ ስልጣን ሲመጣ ባሉት አስገዳጅ ዓለም አቀፍ ሁኔታዎች የመድበለ ፓርቲ ሥርዓትንና ሃሳብን የመግለጽ ነፃነትን በመቀበል በዚህች ሐገር የዴሞክራሲ መስረት እንዲጣል ማድረጉ በምንም የማይስተባበል ቢሆንም ፣ በሐገራችን ከነበሩት መንግሥታት ሁሉ ፍፁም በተለየ ሁኔታ በኢትዮጵያውያን ላይ ጥርጣሬንና ጥላቻን በማንገስ ፣ በኢትዮጵያውያን ኪሳራ ባዕዳንን ለማበልፀግ የተንቀሳቀሰ ፣ ዘረኝነትን ያነገሰ የጥላቻ ቡድን መሆኑን ፀሃይ በወጉ ያገኘው ሃቅ ነው ። ስለ ኢትዮጵያዊነት መናገር የተወገዘበት ፣ ስለ ባንዲራ ክቡርነት ማዜም እንደወንጀል የተቆጠረበት ፣ ሰዎች በእውቀታቸው ሳይሆን በዘራቸው ወደ ሥልጣን የተሰባሰቡበት ፣ በዘር ልዩነት ዕልቂት የነገሰበት ፣ ንፁሃን የተፈጁበትና የተጨፈጨፉበት አስቀያሚና አሳፋሪ ሁኔታን በኢትዮጵያ ያነገሰው ዛሬ በሥልጣን ላይ ያለው የአቶ መለስ ቡድን ነው ።

አቶ መለስ ስለ ኢትዮጵያውያን አንድነት የሚነገረውን ለማጣጣልና ልዩነትን ለማስፋት " የአክሱም ሃውልት ለወላይታው ምኑ ነው ?" ከማለታቸውም ባሻገር ታሪካዊውንና የነፃነት ተምሳሌት ሆኖ የዘለቀው ሰንደቅ አላማችን " ጨርቅ " ነው በማለት ማራከሳቸው የማይረሳ ነው ። ከግንቦት 1997 ምርጫ ዋዜማና ከምርጫው ወዲህ ስለ አክሱም ሃውልት የተናገሩትንና ስለ ባንዲራ የሰጡትን አስተያየት ማስተባበል ጀምረዋል ። ማስተባበያቸው ግን ፍፁም እውነትነት የለውም ። ዛሬ ከ 14 ዓመት በኃላ ጉዳዩን አንስቶ ምክንያት መደርደር ዋነኛ ግቡ በስልጣን ለመቀጠል ለኢትዮጵያውያን የተሰጠ የአፍ ጉቦ እንደሆነ ይታመናል ። አንዳንዶች እንደሚሉት ጠ/ሚ/ር መለስ ተፀፅተውም ከሆነ ከእሳቸው የሚጠበቀው የዕብሪት ንግግሮችን በውሸት መቀባባት ሳይሆን ፣ በይፋ ይቅርታ መጠየቅ ነው ። ከይቅርታም በላይ የሚሆነውና አቶ መለስ ዜናዊን ለዘለዓለም በመልካምነት የሚያስታውሳቸው ፣ የእስከዛሬውን ግፍና ጉድፍ ነቃቅሎ የሚጥልላቸው ግንቦት 7/1997 በሐገራችን የተከሄደውን የምርጫ ውጤት ያለአንዳች ማጭበርበር በፀጋ ሲቀበሉ ብቻ ነው ።

ታዛቢዎች ባሉባቸው አዲስ አበባን በመሳሰሉ ዋና ዋና ከተሞች በዜሮ የተሸኘው የአቶ መለስ ቡድን በገጠር በከፍተኛ ድምፅ አሸንፊያለው ሲል የሰጠው መግለጫ ጥርጣሬን የሚጋብዝ ከመሆኑም ባሻገር ፣ በተግባር ሲታይ በማጭበርበር የተሞላ ስለመሆኑም ማስረጃ ቀርቧል ። በመሆኑም የአቶ መለስ ቡድን ለሕዝብ ድምፅ በመገዛት በዚህች ሐገር ታሪክ መስራት ይጠበቅበታል ። ከእንግዲህ በጉልበት ለመቀጠል መሞከር የማያዋጣ እና ውርደትን የሚጋብዝ ከመሆኑም ባሻገር የስርዓቱን ወንጀልም የከፋ ያደርገዋል ። በጠመንጃ እንሞክረውና ካልሆነ እንሸሻለን የሚል ከልክ ያለፈ የስልጣን ጥም መድረሻው ከርቸሌ ሊሆን እንደሚችል ማሰቡ አይከፋም ።

ከስልጣን መውረድ የዓለም ፍፃሜ አይደለም ። በሰላማዊ መንገድ ስልጣን መልቀቅ እንደገና በሕዝብ ድምፅ ወደ ስልጣን ለመውጣት እና በፍቅር ለመኖር ዋስትና ነው ፤ አቶ መለስ ለሕዝብ ድምፅ ራሳቸውን አስገዝተው ለቀጣዩ ምርጫ ይዘጋጁ ። እርግጥ ነው ይህ በዘር የተቧደነና በጥቅም የተሳሳበ የእንብላው ማህበር ጥቅምና ስልጣን ከሌለ የሚበተን መሆኑ ቢታመንም ፣ ፍላጎቱ ካለ ጥቂት የተሻሉ ሰዎች ከብዙ ግብስብሶች የበለጠ ውጤታማ እንደሚሆኑ የሚያጠራጥር አይሆንም ። ከዚህ ውጪ ይህቺን ሐገር በመበተን ለኤርትራ ነፃነትም ሆነ ለአሰብ ወደብ ዋስትና እናስገኛለን የሚለው ድብቅ አጀንዳ ተደርሶበታልና ከእንግዲህ አይሰራም ። "

Monday, October 23, 2006

Mr kifle Mulat , Freedom of the press fighter ,arrives in USA
ethioforum , October 22 , 2006 (SUNDAY)

CHOREBER Blogger : thanks the US and UGANDA government , Amnesty International , African Journalists Unions and Freedom of Expression Organizations.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Mitiku Teshome , Member of Inquiry commission Defects
ethiomedia , October 21,2006 (Saturday)
Ethiopia Respression Worsens
By Don Baseman , Portland
October 20 , 2006

Friday, October 20, 2006

Meles Deported 2 European Officials
BBC,October20,2006 (Friday)
Yalemzewd Bekele : Fear of torture
amnesty international
Yalemzewd Bekele,Human Right activist,Arrested
ethiomedia,October 20, 2006(Friday)
Ethiopia row over ' massacre ' leak
BBC,October 19,2006 (Thursday)

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Nation without a journalists - 40 fired , 20 defected

October 17,2006 (Tuesday)
Non-stop campaign to eradicate Ethiopian journalists,independent and government,from their job and the country has been continue. Now it seems the TPLF government officials have decide to run the country without a journalist.
With in the last two months 40 journalists who worked for the state controlled media and the ruling dictator party news networks had fired from their job, and 20 others had defected the country in the last 6 months.
Based on Ethiopian Freepress Journalists Association(EFJA),update report which was released on June 10,2006, on the Ethio-Dutch Journalists conference,Amsterdam,The Netherlands,about 100 journalists from independent media are in exile,including EFJA president Mr.Kifle Mulat.
List of 37 Fired Government Journalists
1-Eshetu Geletu , Ethiopian radio
2-Eyader Addis,Ethiopian radio
3-Daniel Amare,Ethiopian radio
4-Tigst Asfaw,FM97.1 radio
5-Selome Desta,FM97.1 radio
6-Nigussei Kibru,Ethiopian news agency(ENA)
7-Worku Chala,ENA
8-Teshager Shiferaw,ENA
9-Sileshi Tessema,ENA
10-Eliyas Amare,Ethiopian tv(ETV)
11-Ashenafi Berihun,ETV
12-Abnet Bekele,ETV
13-Zelalem Gudeta,ETV
14-Fikadu Damte,ETV
15-Bereket Teklu,ETV
16-Habtamu Bogale,ETV
17-Samuel Fikre,ETV
18-Endale Zewde,ETV
19-Genet Abebe,ETV freelancer
20-Hailegebriel Endashaw,Ethiopian Press Agency(EPA)
21-Berhanu Assefa,EPA
22-Tsige Gebreamlak,EPA
23-Abebech Wolde,EPA
25-Daniel Mekonnen,EPA
26-Zenebe Wella,EPA
27-Gashaw Melese,EPA
28-Kersima Musien,EPA
29-Matha Hailu,EPA
30 -Melaku Adela,EPA
31-Hassen Ousman,EPA
33-Getachew Shiferaw,EPA
34-Solomon Getachew,EPA
35-Yalew Aklilu,EPA
36-Tewodros Atlaw,EPA
37-Eskinder Merhatsaedik,Abyotawi Democrasi Newspaper

Saturday, October 14, 2006

International conference on democracy,human rights and the rule of law in Ethiopia. ( Amsterdam,Holland)
Let's join hands to stop repression
Kinijit international leadership press release
የአቶ ሃሰን ሁሴን ንግግር በቦስተን
ቅንጅት ወዴት ? (አንዳርጋቸው ጽጌ)
ብዘመነ ግርምቢጥ ማይ ነአቅብ
(ፕሮፈሰር መስፍን ወ/ማሪያም - ቃሊቲ)
Canada asks for international intervention in Ethiopia

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

ዳኞች በግምገማ ሰበብ እየተባረሩ ነው !!

በአትክልት አሰፋ (ቫንኮቨር-ካናዳ)

Monday, October 09, 2006

Journalist Tesfaye defected,Greece.

Tesfaye Gessesse,a journalist from Ethiopian Press Agency has defected to Greece. Journalist Tesfaye's escape makes the total number of defected government journalists to 15.

According to EMF web site report ," journalists working for Ethiopian government controlled media who refuse order from the authorities to misinform the public are threatened to death".

Read list of defected government journalists down.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Justice now ! CIVICUS urges a swift and fair trial in Ethiopia

CPJ concern over jailed Eritrean journalists

Khaled Abdu , once the top editor of Admas, a private weekly in Eritrea,fled his homeland in 2000 after getting a serious of threats from government agents.
He was one of the lucky ones,as it turned out
.(To read more from Association of Eritrean Journalists in Exile,, click here.)

Monday, October 02, 2006

Government journalist defect continues

EMF , October 02, 2006 (Monday )

Ethiopian Television2 journalist , Martha Beley ,host of FM 97.1 radio ,Abebe Feleke ,and deputy editor-in-chief of Addis Lessan newspaper , Tesfahun Demissie Dargie have defected to USA and Europe.

According to an unidentified EMF web site source journalists who working for the Ethiopian government media and refuse order from the authorities to misinform the public are threatened to death.

Read list of defected government journalist down.

Friday, September 29, 2006

Another government journalist defected

EMF , September 29 , 2006 (Friday)

Host of FM radio 97.1 , Mr Dagmawi Tariku , has defected
to Cananda , according to EMF web site report . EMF states that because of total absence of freedom of the press and intolerable situation unfolding in Ethiopia journalist Dagmawi Tariku has decided to escape his country .

The defection of this journalist has increased the total number of journalists who were working for the government and now living in exile from ten to eleven with in the last six months .

List of exiled government journalists

1-Fiseha Tegegn , FM 97.1 radio
2-Getaneh Tsige , Ethiopian press agency
3-Aregash Mekonnen , Ethiopian press agency
4-Yohannes Ayalew , Ethiopian television
5-Hailu Tsige , Ethiopian press agency
6-Andargachew Tamir , Radio fana
7-Fasika Girmay , Ethiopian television
8-Yared Belayneh , Ethiopian radio
9-Dereje Tedla Demissie , Ethiopian press agency
10-Dagmawi Tariku , FM 97.1 radio
11- Mohamed Ahmed , Ethiopian television
12-Tesfahun Demissie Dargie , Addis Lessan
13-Abebe Feleke , FM 97.1 radio
14-Martha Belay , EthiopianTV2
15-Tesfaye Gessesse , Ethiopian press agency

More News
Freedom of the press in Ethiopia debated in London

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Journalist Dereje Tedla defected to Japan
Update list of Ethiopian free Press Journalists in exile
EMF , Thursday , September 28 ,2006

Prime minister of Ethiopia , Meles Zenawi , has turned proud Ethiopia into an ugliest Albania communist era mood . There is no right of assembly , no independent media , and no right to organized freely . The only right given or allowed to the people of Ethiopia by prime minister Meles Zenawi government is to go jail by series and endless false allegations .
Journalists, advocates of freedom of the press, members of union of journalists, human right activists and other an innocent citizens who support the principle of freedom of expression could face worst punishment from unelected government officials on their land. That's why several innocent Ethiopians have decided to escape and join refugee's life in all over the World by any means to save their lives .

According to EMF , ( well known and reliable independent web site ) , journalist Dreje Tedla , from government news agency has defected to Japan . Additionally , Dereje Tedla was a journalist for "Addis Zemen " newspaper which printed under full control of the government in Ethiopian's national language " Amharic " on daily basis for more than 50 years.

Choreber blogger kindly requests , human right organizations , government officials and individuals who active supporters of the principle of democracy to save an innocent people like-Journalist Dereje Tedla
( To read more click here from EMF, )

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

2 Ethiopian Teachers' Association members Arrested
Amnesty International
September , 26 , 2006

Ato Wasihun Melese and Ato Anteneh Getnet , both members of the teachers' trade union , the Ethiopian Teachers' Association (ETA ) , were arrested in the capital , Addis Ababa , on 23 September 2006. ( To read more click here )

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Serving repressive regime is a historic crime
(You can see pictures of two officers)
Two senior Ethiopian Army officers who recently joined the OLF abandoning the TPLF regime said that serving the repressive regime is a historic crime. ( To read more click here )

Source : OLF

Hopeless government
From: Hellen Kassu Mitto

Dear Choreber.blogspot readers,

For your information please read this list of well known figures of Woyane government who already left behind the government of prime minister Meles Zenawi and have mixed into an exile World.
This time Meles Zenawi stands at the edge of his hopeless and paralyzed government to try his final breath for survive. Unfortunately, the end of dictatorship session and his gun rule expiration date coming soon....very soon , and where could be his final destination?...jail as his beloved friends for justice or exile as African hopeless dictator leaders?????

1-Bir/Gen Hailu Gonfa , Army General
2-Bir/Gen Kemal Gelchu , Army General
3-Colonel Gammachu Ayana , Commander of Mechanized Division
4-Hanfare Alimirah , Charge D'Affaires , Kuwait
5-Adisu Abadi Tesfaye , Counselor Attache , Ottawa
6-Daniel Ikubesilassie , 3rd Secretary , Riyad
7-Dr Biruk Hailu , Minister , Paris
8-Mesfine Mideksa , 1st Secretary , Brussels
9-Gizachew Bizuneh , Counselor , Paris
10-Yohanes Genda , Ambassador, Abuja
11-Fiseha Adugna Wordofa, Ambassador ,London
12-Seifesillassie Lemma Kidane, Minister, Newyork
13-Dr.Waktasu Negere Yadete, Minister, Counselor Moscow
14-Altaye Alaro Almbo ,Counselor, Vienna
15-Mesfine Endrias H/Gebriel ,Tokyo
16-Tesfaye Dessalegn Abebe ,1st Secretary, Dubai
17-Endalkachew Liben Made, 1st Secratary , Beijing
18-Mesfine Yimam Kinfu, 1st Secretary ,Cairo
19-Tsegaye Demeke Abebe, 1st Secretary , the Hague
20-Binyam Kedir Abdu, 1st Secretary , Kuwait
21-Tsegaye Bekele Kato, 1st Secratary , London
22-Birihanemeskel Abebe Sgni, 1st Secratary , Newyork
23-Wegene Assefa Tessema, 1st Secratary , Newyork
24-Berhanu Beyene Hagos, 1st Secratary, Sana'a
25-Tilahun W/Simon, 1st Secratary ,Washington
26-Rahel Kumela Geragn ,2nd secretary Washington
27-Genet Abebe Sesie, " the Hague
28-Kifle getachew Adela, " Vienna
29-Gultie Berhanu Nigatu, " Stockholm
30-Tsegaye Edao Gelgelo, 3rd Secretary Washington
31-Aster Solomon Gessese, " Abuja
32-Zelalem Dawit Erene ," Beirut
33-Fetene Tefera Mamo, " Djibouti
34-Wagaye Berhanu Engidashet, " London
35-Appolo Guale ,Attache', Abidjan
36-Tamrat Damte Mekuria, " Beirut
37-Mettaalem Sinishaw Bitew, " Dakar
38-Getachew Mekonnen Agonafir, " Jeddah
39-Biruk Ketema Yadetie, " Hargessa
40-Dejene Chiko, " Washington
41-Firehiwot Belachew, " Newyork
42-Henok Mengistu, " Head Office
43-Girma Belayneh G/ Michael, " Head Office
44-Tizita Kassa, " Jeddah
45-Tamrat Alawi Abdela,, " Newyork
46-Tirsit Tekka Anchebo, " Brussel
47-Solomon Assefa Bogale, " Pretoria
48-Berhanu Gizachew, " Nairobi

Friday, September 15, 2006

Two Ethiopian officers join OLF
BriGen Hailu Gonfa and Col Gemechu Ayana , commanders of the Eighth Mechanized Division of the Ethiopian armed forces have defected prime minister Meles Zenawi's brutal government and joined the Oromo Liberation Front ,OLF.
This is part of massive defection occurred after the May 2005 National Election in Ethiopian history. Reliable sources indicated that more than 60 (sixty ) diplomats , high level officers and well known judiciary system figures have defected Meles Zenawi and his killers group
(To read more click here )

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

The International Federation of Journalists ( IFJ ) is demanding the release of 20 Ethiopian journalists

Ethiopia , the country with the highest number of imprisoned journalists , as well as with the largest number of journalists in exile in Africa. ...( to read more click here )

Ethiopian journalist attacked in Nairobi
Yidnekachew Chane , who was a reporter for the now banned Ma'ebel , an amharic weekly independent press based in Addis Ababa , was severly beaten by two undercover agent of the government of prime minister Meles Zenawi. ( to read more and watch severly beaten face of Yidnekachew click here )

Thursday, August 03, 2006

List of imprisoned Ethiopian journalists

There are instigators and powerful people behind press freedom violations whose responsibility is not always apparent. whether presidents , ministers , chiefs of staff , religious leaders , or the heads of armed groups , these predators of press freedom have the power to censor , imprison , kidnap , torture and , in the worst cases , murder journalists. To better expose them , Reporter without Borders ( RSF) has produced these portraits. (click here)

List of (22 ) Ethiopian journalists have imprisoned since April 22 , 2004 , due to a direct result of their journalism profession.

1-Tesehalene Mengesha , Mebruk

2-Abraham Reta Alemu , Ruh

3-Abraham Gebrekidan , politica

4-Goshu Moges , Lisane Hezeb
5-Leykun Engeda , Dagim Wonchif
6-Sisay Agena , Ethiop publisher
7-Nardos Meaza , Satenaw

8-Andualem Ayele , Ethiop

9-Mesfine Tesfaye , Abay

10-Serkalem Fasil , Menelik
11-Wonakseged Zeleke , Asqual

12-Dawit fasil , Satenaw
13- Fasil Yenealem , Addis zena
14-Wosenseged Gebreamlak , Addis zena

15-Zekarias Tesfaye , Netsanet
16-Dereje Habtewold , Netsanet
17-Dawit Kebede , Hadar

18-Feleke Tibebu , Hadar

19-Solomon Aregawi , Hadar
20- Eskinder Nega , Serkalem publishing enterprise
21-Shiferaw Insermu , Ethiopian TV (gov)
22-Dhabassa Wakjira , Ethiopian TV(gov)

Friday, July 14, 2006

Cry a living witness of Wonji
by Hellen Kassu Mitto

" HVA-International , the Netherlands , planned our deaths , but we still alive"
We heard the voice's of human rights activist Almaz Mequanint again , after a long time , through Ethiopian internet media by the title of "the forgotten victims of Wonji " - thanks Almaz.
She is crying for those voiceless fluoride victim Ethiopians , alone. She need immediate attention and any type of support from all Ethiopians around the World , especially , those human beings born and grew up in Wonji , Wonjishoa ,Metehara and Nazareth. Fluoride victims , observers and witnesses should not locked up their mouths for this kind of problem for ever , including Holland citizens.
You have a generation responsibility to convince the International community. You are part of victims family. You are part of victims of neighbor. You are part of victims society , and how many years do you need to reveal the truth ? Now it is time to speak up the truth for International community. So , unveil the truth !!
According to my information , several well educated Ethiopian origin fluoride victims have been living and working aboard with their internal pain. Those well educated professionals have more and better access and opportunity than victims of backhome who sleeps year to year together with their broken bones and rotten tooth with out hope , promise and justice. Please , try to be voice of the voiceless victims.
We fine - thanks God - but what about those voiceless elders and youngsters ?
Let's try to do our best....Let's to write letters and petitions to HVA-international , Holland diplomatic missions through out the Globe , Government of Holland , Royal family of Holland , and World human rights organizations. Let's try to create network for a wide range of awareness for our plight. Let's try to campaign. Let's try to cry together under one an umbrella - voiceless victims need our louder voice right now !!
Finally , behalf of my society and "" readers , I kindly request my fellow bloggers , Ethiopian free media members , human and environmental rights activists and all concerned people of our Planet to give their ears for Almaz Mequanint's voice.

The voice of fluoride victims should be heard !!

fluoride victims want justice right now !!

The Netherlands give us justice !!

Justice for the , Please co-operate us !!

Nederlandse Vereninging Van Journalister ,NVJ , we need your media coverage for the voicelss victims , please .

HVA - International planned our deaths , but we still alive - thanks God.
To see victims of HVA - international click here

Sunday, April 09, 2006

High Level Delegation in Ethiopia
Johannesburg , 7 April 2006 - African Religious and Civic Society Leaders are currently in Addis Ababa , Ethiopia , to press for the release of civic society prisoners of conscience. ( To read more click here )

To read EFJA's support group bulletin and help Ethiopian Free Press Journalists please click here or log in .

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Listen to the lies of the richest man in Ethiopia
This is the voice of Al-Almoudi at 31st annual celebration of TPLF. Judge it your self. Can one Billionaire speak for 74 million poor Ethiopians ? Can the TPLF minority speak for the majority Ethiopians ? Is there peace in Ethiopia ? Is there democracy in Ethiopia ? (To read more log in )

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Dr Meqdes , Lynn Fredriksson , Mr Obang Metho , Mr Andargachew Tsege
Extrajudicial execution of youths must be investigated
Human Rights Watch
Human Rights activist Misalee Ali
City News , TV ( Canada )

Friday, March 24, 2006

Ethiopian Grand Rally In Brussels ( March 23 , 2006 , Belgium )
Rally Video including Ms Ana Gomez's speech (Mahder)
Ana Gomez's speech , Brussels , Belgium. (EMF)
Ana Gomez's speech in Amharic (Text - EMF )

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Tegbar activists blocked the rail way
Ethiopian Review
TPLF drama in Awassa
BENIN : Journalists denied access to press conference
RSF ( France )

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Ethiopian politics isn't a nuclear bomb
By Hellen Kassu Mitto

" Don't get closed into Ethiopian politics ! ...Ethiopian politics is a nuclear
bomb ; it hurt kill you . It's dangerous , and just give your political opinion to Woyane's people !!... they have ability to fix it .... you.... stay a distance , nothing concern you about your country , and don't get involved ."

We have been heard or read this type of opinion from Woyanes and pro-Woyane's media on daily bases , especially after May 2005 National Parliamentary Election's . If politics could be that much beast - hey Woyane and Pro- Woyane's - where you been for about 15 years ? , and what are you doing in side the National palace ?.....We have seen friends who have been an active in supporting Woyane's become rich overnight , like magic . Who owns farms in fruitful countryside ?.....Who runs big hotels in several towns ?.....Like those an active restless cadre members , fake Church and Mosque bosses told us to shut up our mouths for a years . In other hand , real spiritual leaders decided to live in exile rather than cooperating with bloodthirsty shameless killers who gun down an innocent mothers and babies for their own private interests , I support real God servers.

People's who talks a lot about the kindness of Woyane's , don't want to talk about the killings , mass arrests , tortures and rapes that occurred during the last 15 years by Woyane's government. If you support Development , Peace , Human Rights , Democratic Election Process , but you don't want to criticizes Woyane's wrong doing on an innocent citizens , stop right there , go cave.

We need a political party leader who leads the people properly , peacefully , with out discrimination based on equality and unity. Gender , race , religion and political attitude should not be our divider. Ethiopia should not be sweet home for particular group and bitter for others . Ethiopia should not be real motherland for bunch of people and step motherland for the rest of the people . A political party leader who leads a country of 74 million people should not to be a country's problem every year , and don't say for us Ethiopian politics is a nuclear bomb !!!

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Civil disobedience against Meles is intensifying
Ethiopian Review
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Prof.Getachew Haile on the current crisis facing Ethiopia
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ETHIOPIA : Court drops charges against five VOA journalists
CPJ ( New York )
ZIMBABWE : Government's media commission to allow journalists...
BOTSWANA : Government purchases of advertsing space
NIGERIA : Threats , arrests , unfair dismissal ,censorship..
BOTSWANA : MISA calls for expeditions licensing of ....

Monday, March 20, 2006

Civil Disobedience Against Meles Dictatorship Has Started Today
( Tegbar League Addis Ababa Leadership Committee )
Press Release

March 20 , 2006 , ADISS ABABA - Today , Tegbar League Committee's in Ethiopia have launched a peaceful civil disobedience campaign against the Meles dictatorship. The primary purpose of this nonviolent action is to pressure the government to respect the people's vote and to demand the release of all political prisoners. ( To read more click here . )

( VIDEO - Emperor of Ethiopia Hailesllassie )

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A large number troops entered Dessie............
Ethiopian Review
Several schools and major roads are closed....
Ethiopian Review
Poet , Journalist Befkadu Moreda forced into exile
Ethiopian Media Forum
Group calling for a phone campaign

Ethiopian Media Forum
KENYA : Minister queried by Parliamentary Committee..
TUNISIA : Harassment of journalists family continues
Guinea : Journalist detained , questioned , insulted by police
Nigeria : Broadcast journalist arrested and detained overnight

Friday, March 17, 2006

U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa Alerts Its Citizens
March 17 , 2006 ,
U.S.Embassy, Addis Ababa.

( Video ) Emperor of Ethiopia Hailesellassie
The U.S. Embassy reminds American citizens that even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational.
U.S. citizens are therefore urged to avoid areas affected by demonstrations .The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa will continue to monitor development and , as appropriate , will provide periodic updates on the situation on its web site .
( To read more from the US Embassy web site click here )
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More News
Boycotting Pro-Meles Cyber Media and Businesses
Ethiopian Media Forum
What will be a fate of Woyane's Ambassador Hiruy Amanuel ? ( Amharic )
Ethiopian Media Forum
Woyane's Ambassador Kassahun Ayele ready to Ethiopia , his wife and family not ,why ? ( Amharic )
Ethiopian Media Forum
KENYA : Standard Group Cameraman Harassed By Police
MOROCCO : CPJ Protest Letter To Moroccan King
CPJ ( New York )
ZAMBIA : Radio stations director and two students were questioned by police
ZAMBIA : Government commended for scraping the VAT on newspapers and Magazines
SOUTH AFRICA : Court prohibits individual from publishing criticism

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

March 15 , 2005
source - Ethiopian Media Forum

The TPLF Ambassador to England , Fesseha Adugna , and his press officer at the Ethiopian Embassy in London , Wagaye Berhanu , have defected to the USA .
To show an untruth face of Ethiopia to International Community , as member of diplomatic missions , these high-ranking officials had been served PM Meles Zenawi until they have defected him . Meles Zenawi , who surrounded by machine-guns and armored vehicles twenty four hours a day seven days a week and confined him self's at National Palace , as Fascist Leaders , has no chance to visit industries , higher education institutes , towns and a countryside of Ethiopia , except Bole International Airport .
This stage , for this , one of the new generation of tyranny African leaders , indicates final destination of his killer government and gives time to get off and give up of his power with out any pre- conditions to the People of Ethiopia , Peacefully . Otherwise , no matter what it takes , his unfunctional government will collapsed by the people's peaceful Democratic movement , and he would get what he deserves. ( Click here to read EMF's report )

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Hunger strike at Maikelawi
March 14, 2006
Ethiopian Review
Commissioner Workneh Gebeyehu , who accepts orders only from Meles Zenawi , is responsible for the on going atrocities , including mass murder , arrest , kidnapping , and torture of political dissidents and critics of the Meles regime. For this lawless police commissioner , the law is Meles Zenawi . His mission is to protect and serve the Meles dictatorship , not the people of Ethiopia. ( Click here to read more )

Final Report of European Union - Election Observation Mission
Since Meles Zenawi him self said he will accept the Election Observation Mission's verdict , he must resign now Peacefully with out causing further bloodshed. ( Ethiopian Review )

To read the Executive summary click here , ethioforum .
To read full report in pdf click here , ethioforum .

March 14 , 2006 (Tuesday )

Arrests ,Closing ,censorship found in Ethiopia
CPJ ( New York )
CAMEROON : Criminal cases draw concern
CPJ ( New York )
UGANDA : Police close radio station after critical talk show
CPJ (New York )

Monday, March 13, 2006

Eritrea gets Ethiopian territories
( ethiomedia )
Meles Zenawi over the weekend signed an agreement to hand over undisputed Ethiopian territories to Eritrea. The tyrant who was born in to an Eritrean family in the northern Ethiopian town of Adua , and who joined , and later turned rebel-time Tigray People's Liberation Front , TPLF , into another Eritrean rebel group..... ( To read more click here )

Ethiopians will never be ruled any more by a government they didn't elect . March 20 - 24 Peaceful Civil Disobedience Campaign Against The Meles Zenawi Dictatorship .... (To read Amharic Flyer click here )

March 13 , 2006 ( Monday )

Anna Gomez to release EU - EOM report on March 14 , 2006
Ethio Media Forum
Press Release from Ethiopian Free Press Journalists Association - International Committee
EFJA - IA ( Amsterdam , Holland , In Amharic )
Oromiya Anti - Repression Committee expressed support
Ethiopian Review
Dr.Negede Gobeze and Aregawi Berhe's briefing in Amsterdam (Holland )
Ethio Media Forum

D.R.CONGO : Reporter Without Borders visited D.R.Congo
RSF ( France )
ALGERIA : President of European Parliament leaves Algiers after visit
RSF ( France )
EGYPY : Court sentences journalist to a year
CPJ ( NEW York )