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Media Council urges gov’t for legal recognition

A product of a decade-long negotiation that involved consolidation and compromise, the Ethiopian Media Council, two and a half years after its establishment is unable to attain a legal personality until now, and the executive committee of the council has requested the designated body of the government to undertake its registration process and grant legality to the council.

PM cans Press Agency head

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) has sacked Sebsibe Kebede, the head of the Ethiopian Press Agency (EPA), after 11 years of service on Thursday.

PM meets the press

In his first ever press conference since he took office last May, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PHD) has addressed wide variety of issues including the reform process and the interparty challenges in EPRDF, the recent conflicts in Jigjiga, and the progress of the nation’s mega projects including the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.

Diplomats, media optimist about Abiy

The course of the election of the chairman of EPRDF has been the most anticipated political activity in the country since the resignation of Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn from his post both as head of government as well as party chairmanship.

Former Bloomberg correspondent deported

Former correspondent of Bloomberg, William Davison, who has been reporting from Addis Ababa, said on Wednesday that he was forcefully expelled from Ethiopia by immigration officials while he was seeking a working license to pursue his journalism role for another British media outlet.

EPRDF vows to widen democratic, media space

The Executive Committee of the Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), having completed its 17-days intensive meeting, pledged to take serious measures with regards to the increasingly narrowing down political space in the country, highly repressed media environment and severely undermined role of the civil society and democratic institutions in Ethiopia.

ARTS appoint former ECX boss as CEO

African Renaissance Television Service (ARTS) Media Production Share Company and its subsidiaries announced the hiring of Ermias Eshetu, the erstwhile vice president of Zemen Bank and CEO of Ethiopia Commodity Exchange, as the new CEO of ARTS, as of December 1, 2017.

Walking on eggshells

African media institutions reporting conflicts are viewed with utmost scrutiny; and hence have to adhere to extra strict regulations while doing their jobs.