Censorship and Suppression: Ethiopia’s crackdown on free press intensifies

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed arrives for the Meskel Square inauguration in Addis Ababa on June 13, 2021.

Photo credit: Amanuel Sileshi | AFP

What you need to know:

  • The Ethiopia Media Authority warned news outlets not to equate the Tigray fighters to a national army and not to consider TPLF the governor of the region.

The Ethiopian government is threatening sanctions on journalists and media outlets that will ‘glorify’ the victories of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), a former ruling party now considered a terrorist group in Addis Ababa.


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