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Draft law introduces paid campaign ads

A draft directive jointly prepared by the National Election Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) and the Ethiopian Broadcast Authority (EBA) has introduced a provision that allows political parties to run paid campaign advertisements.

Media implicated in violence following Hachalu’s death

In one of the most polarizing events in the country’s politics, three media outlets have been implicated in fueling the conflicts that followed the killing of the renowned Oromo musician and political activist, Hachalu Hundessa. The government said that it has been monitoring these media outlets for long.

Forum discusses journalists’ safety, security

The East African Editors Forum (EAEF) is organizing a discussion on the safety and security of journalists in the Eastern Africa region. In a statement that the Forum sent to The Reporter, it indicated that the discussion will focus on the challenges facing journalists while doing their jobs. The full statement of the Forum reads as follows. The discussion, which is set to be held virtually on May 3, 2020, is organized in observance of the World Press Freedom Day.

UNESCO, professionals discuss potential media sector alliance

With an aim to “ensuring Ethiopia has a vibrant media sector capable of supporting the development and peace building agendas of the country,” the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Ethiopia Liaison office, is discussing with various media stakeholders in order to establish media sector coordination platform.

Editors form association

Editor’s working in different mainstream media organizations, have officially formed their own association on Monday, August 19, 2019.

Ethiopian Media Council gets formal recognition

​​​​​​​The Ethiopian Media Council has been formally recognized as an independent civil society organization (CSO) under the newly-amended proclamation that governs CSOs. The Council was formed following a general assembly held on January 12, 2016 at the assembly hall of the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA).

Ethiopia makes phenomenal improvement In world press freedom index

The World Press Freedom Index-2019, annual index published since 2002 by the French based Reporters without Borders, aka Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF), has ranked Ethiopia 110th out of 180 countries in general level of media freedom exhibiting an improvement of 40 places in ranking since last year where the administration of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) took over the reins of power at Arat Kilo.

Hindering media laws faces amendment

The committee formed under the Federal Attorney General Legal and Justice Affairs Consultation Council, the Media Law Assessment Team has organized a consultative meeting for today to discuss hindrances it identified within media laws of the country.

Mohammed Ademo leaves OBN

The former Aljazeera America editor and founder of online media, Opride.org, Mohammed Ademo has been removed from his position as head of the Oromia Broadcasting Network (OBN) as of last week.