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Why should our media accentuate on individual capabilities and rights?

The media, as part of influential social institutions, should focus on individual rights and responsibilities to affirm that individuals are independent beings with capabilities that can transcend the power of their respective groups; and to indicate that individuals are the baseline for the existence of groups and group rights, writes Kibrom Berhane.

Mediatization of politics on social media in Ethiopia

Unless both the general users and the online opinion leaders become responsible for their actions, the political altercations on social media can cause mayhem and halt the development of a strong democratic system in our country, writes Kibrom Berhane.

The cost of collective consciousness in a context of weak individual liberty

Our rationality will work effectively only as long as we rehearse to choose and think of a better way to respect humanity parallel with our communal identity. People will have common passions, feelings, and sentiments. But it is individual intelligence that can help us understand things differently, writes Kibrom Berhane.

Socio-political change in a poor media-sphere

The practices of ‘leading’ broadcasters in our country reflect that journalism in Ethiopia is a dependent entity to the interest of different leaders as well as some influential groups; and it is without its own norms as an independent profession, writes Kibrom Berhane.