WhatsApp, Facebook blocked in Ethiopia after protestors killed by security forces

Recent articles in Ethiopia

Ethiopian refugees who fled the Tigray conflict watch TV at a bar in a village near the Border Reception Centre in Hamdayet, eastern Sudan, 8 December 2020, YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP via Getty Images

Journalist Lucy Kassa assaulted for her reporting

Ethiopian journalist Lucy Kassa is threatened and attacked by armed intruders with the clear aim of intimidating her in connection with her reporting.

Ethiopian journalist detained without charge since November

Concerned about its reputation, Ethiopia arrests and extends the detention of award winning journalist Dawit Kebede, for supposedly tarnishing the government’s image in relation to the conflict in Tigray.

Initial press freedom gains eroding fast under Ethiopian Prime Minister Ahmed’s leadership

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed breaks his promise to uphold freedom of expression and media rights as incidents of internet shutdowns and the persecution of journalists mount up.