Journalism

Journalists Unite for Peace Journalism Amidst Global Instability

Journalists Unite for Peace Journalism Amidst Global Instability

On 17thFebruary, the international peace organization, Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL), hosted an online event with approximately 160 media persons from 49 countries in attendance. This year, HWPL International Workshop on Peace Journalism marked the publication of its 2nd journal, ‘Peace Journalism Studies’, produced in cooperation with 9 journalists worldwide. With the theme of “Media Perspective on Conflict Resolution,” this event aimed to sharing the ideas of peace journalism, bringing out collective voice of international network of media for peace, and suggesting future action plans to appeal to people in globe to have peace in their minds.…
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CPJ Urges Ethiopia to Free Journalist Belay Manaye

CPJ Urges Ethiopia to Free Journalist Belay Manaye

Ethio News journalist Balay Manaye was arrested on November 13, 2023 by security forces from his office in Arat Kilo, Addis Ababa. In a report released by the CPJ, an organization advocating for journalists' rights, it has been three weeks since the journalist was arrested and he has not yet been brought to court. Mutoki Mumo, the representative of CPJ in sub-Saharan Africa, stated that journalists in Ethiopia have been hindered in their ability to work freely. The CPJ has called on the Ethiopian authorities to immediately and unconditionally release journalist Belay Manaye from prison. Furthermore, the CPJ has urged…
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European Union stands against crimes on Journalism

European Union stands against crimes on Journalism

Ahead of the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists on 2 November, and in the year that marks the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, High Representative Josep Borrell and Vice-President Věra Jourová issued a statement. “In these difficult times, marred by wars, conflict, and terrorist acts, we recall and praise the essential role played by journalists and media workers in fighting for the truth and human rights. Journalists contribute to countering disinformation and hate speech and keeping checks and balances on governments and public institutions. They shed light on war crimes and human rights…
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Police arrest Journalist Yehualashet Zerihun

Police arrest Journalist Yehualashet Zerihun

One of the founding members of Tirita FM, journalist Yehualashet Zerihun arrested by Federal police. His wife confirmed that federal police officers took him from his house around lunchtime. She added that Yehualashet was arrested by Federal Police members from his home in Baldaras Condominium at noon today and taken to the temporary detention center. The wife went to the place where he was arrested and asked and was informed that he did not know why he was arrested and was not questioned. Federal police didn’t disclose why journalist Yehualashed Zerihun have been arrested. Before he joined the newly established…
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Radio/Podcasting Production Trainer

Radio/Podcasting Production Trainer

Consultancy to deliver training on radio production and podcasting Call for Application Job Title: Consultancy to deliver training on radio production and podcasting Type of Contract: Individual Contract Required number of candidates:  1 Language Required: English and Amharic Deadline for Application: May 29, 2023 Expected Starting Date: June 02, 2023 Tailor made trainings matter! Do you want to contribute to the betterment of journalism in Ethiopian media and boost your skills as a trainer? Studies conducted by Mersa Media Institute (MMI) in partnership with DW Akademie indicated significant gaps in competency and skills in the media workforce and unmet demand…
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Ethiopia’s Media freedom is “under serious attack”- Survey

Ethiopia’s Media freedom is “under serious attack”- Survey

According to a survey by amnesty international and southern African Media institute, 29 journalists were arrested in Ethiopia in 2022. The two institutions announced that, the freedom of the press has faced a "serious attack" in Ethiopia. In East and Southern African countries where authorities want to suppress press freedom. The institutions also stated that attacks on journalists are increasing. The two institutions released their survey on world press freedom day. The survey conducted in 10 African countries, including Ethiopia, highlighting the media freedom and attacks on journalists. In this survey, Ethiopia has been mentioned as a country that with…
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Ethiopia keeps arresting journalists

Ethiopia keeps arresting journalists

Ethiopian Mass media Professionals Association has issued a statement regarding the arrest of journalists. According to the association, it believes that when mass media professionals make mistakes, they should be questioned in accordance with the law and the rule of law should be respected. However, "after the reform" in Ethiopia, the association had high hopes for ensuring the freedom of the media, but the context in which professionals work is getting narrower and journalists are being harassed by government's security forces. The founder and executive member of the Association of Media Professionals and the head of the association's public relations…
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Journalist Dawit Begashaw was arrested

Journalist Dawit Begashaw was arrested

His colleagues told Ethio Negari that, journalist Dawit Begashaw, who worked as a journalist in several Ethiopian media institutions, was arrested by security forces. Journalist Dawit, together with his colleagues, established and worked on a digital media called Arat Kilo Media. His colleagues who were with him in Bahar Dar city Amhara region capital, who requested not to be mentioned for their safety, told us that the journalist was taken away by the security forces today, April 12,2023. However, neither the Amhara region nor the federal government has yet said anything about the arrest of journalist Dawit. National Defense Army…
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Journalist Teodros Asfaw Arrested by Police

Journalist Teodros Asfaw Arrested by Police

Addis Ababa, ET, 14 February 2023:- Journalist Teodoros Asfaw arrested by Federal Police Journalist and political analyst Teodoros Asfaw was taken away by government security forces today, his brother Biniam Asfaw told Ethio Negari. Binyam stated that Theodore was taken from his home in Tuludimtu area around 2 o'clock today by four two federal police uniformed security forces. He also announced that he was taken to the Criminal Investigation Office of the Federal Police in Mexico. A journalist and political analyst, Teodoros is known for providing political critics on social media on Ethiopian politics.
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Ethiopian Orthodox Church Journalist Arrested

Ethiopian Orthodox Church Journalist Arrested

Addis Ababa, ET, 14 Feb 2023:- Ethiopian Orthodox Church Journalist arrested According to the church's lawyers, the police have requested a 14-day investigation period against the members of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church. The police arrested the devotees, saying, "I found them forming an informal organization to attack the constitution with terrorist activities." The lawyers stated that seven suspects have been released on bail, while 5 suspects, including Orthodox preacher Mehratab Asfa, have been given an 8-day remand. In spite of this, Deacon Yosef Ketema, a member of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church's Afan Oromo language journalist was arrested by the…
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