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Recent articles in Ethiopia

Voters look at tallies posted outside a polling station in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 22 June 2021; Ethio Forum had critically reported on the elections. MARCO LONGARI/AFP via Getty Images

Ethiopian journalist Abebe Bayu abducted and assaulted

Efforts by Ethio Forum journalist Abebe Bayu to stay safe were thwarted when he was abducted and savagely assaulted.

A woman walks by a house which was shelled, in Wukro, north of Mekele, Tigray , 1 March 2021; Ethiopia expelled reporter Simon Marks in connection with his reporting on Tigray. EDUARDO SOTERAS/AFP via Getty Images

“New York Times” reporter kicked out of Ethiopia

Following the withdrawal of his reporting credentials in March, the Ethiopian authorities went further by expelling Simon Marks from the country.

A woman walks in front of an office of Ethio telecom, till now Ethiopia's sole telecommunications provider, in Addis Ababa, 26 April 2021, EDUARDO SOTERAS/AFP via Getty Images

New telecommunications operator licensed in Ethiopia

A private telecommunications operator has been licensed in Ethiopia, but the real test is in how it will operate in the country’s heavily controlled media environment.