Tag Archives: OMN

Ethiopia: Charges against ESAT, OMN dropped

ESAT News (May 29, 2018) Ethiopian regime prosecutors announced today that they had dropped charges to independent media outlets abroad and two individuals. Prosecutors in February 2017 brought charges against two media outlets based abroad, Ethiopian Satellite Radio and Television (ESAT) and the Oromo Media Network (OMN). According to prosecutors, all the accused were involved in “attempts to overthrow the ...

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Ethiopia reconnects Internet but critical media remain blocked

by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (April 6, 2018) Internet service has returned to most of Ethiopia that has been in the dark since last February. Mobile data has been shut down in the entire country with the exception of the capital Addis Ababa since the reimposition of a state of emergency on February 16, 2018. Ethiopia has continued to block ...

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Ethiopia: Regime targets dissidents, media abroad using commercial spyware

by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (December 6, 2017) A new report revealed that the Ethiopian regime continues to spy on dissidents and media outlets abroad using a commercial spyware. According to a report by the Citizen Lab, targets include a US-based Ethiopian diaspora media outlet, the Oromia Media Network (OMN), a PhD student, and a lawyer. Citizen lab says one ...

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