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Since Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) assumed the high office, the transition that led to his premiership and the reform initiatives he launched, were cherished by various observers, who said the changes delivered a once in a blue moon chance to ensure a democratic transition in the country.
The Ethiopian Media Council has set a tribunal aimed at looking into ethical and operational issues concerning journalists and media outlets in the country. The regulation governing the tribunal was approved by members of the Council on Tuesday, January 1, 2022, at Inter Luxury Hotel, Addis Ababa.
Political parties in the country ratified a directive governing discussions among them under the auspices of the National Election Board of Ethiopia (NEBE). This was done at a consultative meeting held with the Board on Wednesday, February 2, 2022 at Radison Blu Hotel, Addis Ababa.
Last week Sunday,On January 23, 2022, media professionals and leadership from various outlets in the country gathered at the lavish hall in the Sheraton Addis Hotel, which lies opposite to the Office of the the Prime Minister’s Office on the Lorenzo Taezaz Street.
Last week saw the release of prominent political figures, some after almost two years of detention. Six out of the 62 individuals detained in the case of Debretsion Gebremichael (PhD) and Co. were released along with 20 individuals detained under the case of Jawar Mohammed and Co. and seven individuals in the case of Eskender Nega and Co. on the day of Christmas celebrations on January 7, 2022.
Several diaspora associations warned the government against any negotiation efforts with the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), saying it would be detrimental in its results.
The House of Peoples’ Representatives (HPR) started to accept nominations for commissionership in the newly established National Dialogue Commission.