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Freedom House calls Ethiopia ‘not free’ but says country shows improvement in press freedom, political rights

By Engidu Woldie ESAT News (February 8, 2019) The annual report on freedom in the world by Freedom House says Ethiopia has made some improvements in the areas of press freedom and eased restrictions on opposition political parties. The report however said the country still remains not free as it “remains beset by political factionalism and intercommunal violence, abuses by ...

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Ethiopia suffers dramatic decline of internet freedom

ESAT News (November 15, 2017) Ethiopia has suffered a dramatic decline of internet freedom over the past year, according to an annual report by Freedom House. The report said Internet and mobile phone networks were deliberately disrupted during anti government protests and student exams; social media and communications platforms were periodically blocked throughout the year. Self-censorship heightened following the state ...

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