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Stories about Ethiopia

15 May 2015

Ethiopian Blogger Atnaf Berahane: Young, Courageous, and in Jail

Global Voices Advocacy

This 26-year-old Ethiopian blogger's passion for free speech left him in chains.

24 April 2015

A Year After Their Arrest, Ethiopia's Zone9 Bloggers Remain Strong and Determined

Global Voices Advocacy

"It is eery the degree to which the bloggers seemed to anticipate their current fate."

22 April 2015

Everyone But Ethiopia's Government Is Concerned About the Latest ISIS Beheadings

Since ISIS beheaded several Ethiopian Christians in Libya last weekend, Ethiopians have demonstrated against the government's silence about two victims now identified.

20 April 2015

How Blogging is Held Hostage by Ethiopian Politics

Global Voices Advocacy

"Why is there just a single—and poorly functioning—Internet service provider for Ethiopia’s 90 million people? We know better than to ask this of public officials."

16 January 2015

A 16-Year-Old's Death Is Forcing Ethiopia to Confront Its Sexual Violence Problem

Hanna Lalango was 16 years old when she was kidnapped while riding home from school, gang-raped and left severely injured on an Addis Ababa street.

31 December 2014

Protests, Blackouts, and a Bill of Rights for the Internet: Advox in 2014

Global Voices Advocacy

In 2014, the Global Voices Advox team covered more stories than ever before. From Egypt to Ethiopia to Tajikistan to Turkey, our authors wrote what they saw on the ground,...

17 October 2014

Bloggers Behind Bars: Ethiopia's Zone9ers and Threats to Online Speech Across the Globe

Global Voices AdvocacyThe Bridge

Governments in a growing list of nations have recognized that modern-day connectivity can prove a lethal challenge to their legitimacy and very existence.

15 October 2014

Journal from an Ethiopian Prison: The Maekelawi Ceremony

Global Voices Advocacy

"We could not carry on surviving the hell of Maekelawi. We ended up telling our interrogators what they wanted to hear."

Journal from an Ethiopian Prison: Testimony of Befeqadu Hailu

Global Voices Advocacy

Original testimony from Befeqadu Hailu, one of four Global Voices members currently jailed in Ethiopia.

4 August 2014

“From the [Four] Compass Points of the Earth Arises a Mighty Cry — #FreeZone9Bloggers!”

Global Voices Advocacy

From Hong Kong to Islamabad to Cairo to San Francisco, allies across the globe tweeted their support for Ethiopia's Zone9 bloggers, who have been in prison for 102 days.

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