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Endalk

I am a lecturer at Arba Minch University.My areas of research interest are new media theory, video games and the whole concept of media. I wish and love to see a reasonably high standard of freedom of the press in Ethiopia. I write mainly on issues of the new/old media and their impact on Ethiopian politics,education and other social issues.

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Latest posts by Endalk

19 June 2012

Ethiopia: Disconnecting Citizens From the Future

"Well we Ethiopians have never had dragons in our mythology and folklore like Chinese but so far there has been attempt by Ethiopians to bring on dragons to our culture...

5 June 2012

Ethiopia: The Role of Journalists Under Dictatorships

A video showing Ethiopian Prime Minster Meles Zenawi being heckled at the 2012 G8 Food Security Symposium has sparked a debate about the role of journalists in authoritarian regimes. Ethiopian...

2 June 2012

Ethiopia: Land, History and Justice in Gambella

Land activists are using online petitions, Facebook and Twitter to campaign against land grabbing in Ethiopia. It is reported that villagers in Gambella province are forced to settle in state-designated...

30 May 2012

Ethiopia: EPRDF’s Anniversary: What is There to Celebrate?

The Ethiopian Peoples' Revolutionary Front (EPRDF) celebrated its 21st anniversary on 28 May. Some Ethiopians consider the day a ‘National Day’ while others see it as a day when one...

18 May 2012

Ethiopia: G8 Summit Casts Fresh Light on Ethiopia

Netizens have stepped up their effort to draw attention to Ethiopia’s independent media situation as the G8 Summit approaches. Ethiopia's Prime Minister Meles Zenawi and three other African heads of...

15 May 2012

Africa: Development or Democracy, Which Comes First?

The question of whether Africa needs to sacrifice democracy in order to focus on economic development has become the subject of much discussion online after the Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles...

12 May 2012

Ethiopia: Muslims Take Campaign Online for Religious Independence

Signs of Ethiopian Muslims digital activism are mounting as they protest against government’s meddling in their religious affairs. They have turned to Facebook and Twitter to make their voices heard.

2 May 2012

Ethiopia: Netizens Thrilled with PEN Award for Dissident Blogger and Journalist

Ethiopians are celebrating online after the jailed Ethiopian dissident blogger and journalist Eskinder Nega won the PEN/Barbara Goldsmith Freedom to Write Award for his defence of freedom of expression in...

27 April 2012

Ethiopia: Netizens Outraged as Ethiopia Steps Up Internet Censorship

Ethiopian bloggers are outraged and expressing their concern on different social media platforms as the Ethiopian government increasingly engages in blocking and surveillance of selected websites, blogs and Facebook pages.

16 April 2012

Ethiopia: Teddy Afro's New Album Stirs Up Online Discussion

This is a roundup of reactions to Teddy Afro’s new album, Tikur Sew, which pays homage to King Menelik II, whose victory over the Italians at the Battle of Adwa...

19 March 2012

Ethiopia/Eritrea: Netizens Denounce Winds of War as Ethio-Eritrea War 2.0 Looms

Ethiopia and Eritrea fought one of the most gruesome war in the world between May 1998 and June 2000. Following the attack on Eritrea by Ethiopian troops on 17 March,...

17 March 2012

Ethiopia/Lebanon: Online Outrage Over Death of Domestic Worker Turns into Activism

Alem Dechasa, the woman seen in a mobile phone video footage circulating online being beaten and dragged by force into a car outside the Ethiopian consulate in Beirut, has committed...

12 March 2012

Ethiopia: Outrage Over Abuse of Ethiopian Domestic Worker in Lebanon

A video footage that shows an Ethiopian domestic worker being beaten and dragged by force into a car under the gaze of bystanders outside the Ethiopian consulate in Beirut, Lebanon...

1 February 2012

Ethiopia: Freedom of Expression in Jeopardy

More than ten journalists have been imprisoned in Ethiopia since June 2011. About 25% of exiled journalists in Africa are from Ethiopia. Ethiopian exiled blogger, Elias Kifle, was recently sentenced...

25 January 2012

Ethiopia: Reflecting on Corruption

Netizens reflect on corruption in Ethiopia following a report by Global Financial Integrity which shows that Ethiopia has lost $11.7 billion to outflows of illicit funds in the last decade.

Ethiopia: How Netizens Reacted to Suspension of Athletes

Did online reactions from Ethiopian netizens contributed to the move by the Ethiopian Athletics Federation to lift the suspension of Ethiopian athletes banned for not reporting for an early pre-Olympic...

15 November 2011

Ethiopia: Terrorists of Ethiopia Unite!

"Terrorists of Ethiopia Unite!," wrote one Ethiopian netizen following the latest terrorism charges against 24 Ethiopians, including senior opposition politicians and an outspoken online journalist. The charges have received condemnation...

22 October 2011

Ethiopia: Netizens Shine Spotlight on Trial of Swedish Journalists

The trial of two Swedish journalists accused of terrorism in Ethiopia after being detained during a battle between government troops and rebels started on Tuesday. The story has become a...

13 October 2011

Ethiopia: Netizens Take Campaign for Shweya Mullah Online

A social media campaign for justice is raging amongst Ethiopians online after a CNN journalist, Dan Rivers, revealed the horrifying abuse of Shweyga Mullah who was brutally injured after the...

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