Archive | November 16, 2016


Take Action! – Blogger Detained for Criticizing State Of Emergency

(Ethiopia: UA 255/16) URGENT ACTION (Amnesty International) — Zone 9 blogger Befeqadu Hailu was arbitrarily arrested and is being detained due to his open criticism of the Ethiopian government during a media interview. He should be immediately and unconditionally released. Security officers arrested prominent Zone 9 blogger Befeqadu Hailu from his home on 11 November […]


Silencing the Messenger: Communication Apps Under Pressure

Source: Freedom House Download Full document App blocking aimed at protests, expressions of dissent Authoritarian regimes most frequently restricted communication apps to prevent or quell antigovernment protests, as they have become indispensable for sharing information on demonstrations and organizing participants in real time. In Ethiopia, ongoing protests that began in November 2015 in response to […]

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