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The lacking platform!

By  Leyou Tameru Addis Ababa, Ethiopia  About two weeks ago I wrote a column about social media and our use of it. The main challenge I had identified is that we need to learn to use social media responsibly. And by that, what I mean is that we need to learn to take in the […]

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Publishers denounce printers’ new draft contract as a passport to censorship

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Private newspaper and magazine publishers have denounced the new contract which was circulated by printers saying it promoted censorship and went against the grain of the constitution and press freedom. Publishers have submitted their complaint to Prime Minister Meles Zenawi and the printers. After receiving the letter from the printers, the […]

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Less emphasis on digital, more emphasis on people for D.C. Ethio¬pians

Washington, DC – When Dereje Desta came to the D.C. area in August 2001, he discovered two things: It was home to the largest population of people from his home country of Ethiopia, and they did not have a newspaper. With 20 years of journalism and newspaper reporting experience from his home country, he decided to start […]