Ethiopia Denies Banning Internet-Based Services
The government has denied a claim by Reporters Without Borders that the country was endorsing a new law that bans services that offer audio and video related communications over the internet.
Sudan Tribune, 24 June 2012
The Ethiopian government has dismissed allegations that it has banned Skype and other use of Voice-over-Internet-Protocol (VoIP) services that offer audio and video related ... read more »
Government spokesperson, Shimeles Kemal, said the draft proclamation presented to parliament does not restrict users access to Skype or IP-related internet activities. He says the draft law intends to control the growing number of telecom related offences.
International Freedom of Expression Exchange Clearing House, 20 June 2012
To protect the state-owned telecom provider, the Ethiopian government has introduced legislation that will make using online communication tools such as Skype punishable by up to ... read more »
Committee to Protect Journalists, 15 June 2012
A new law in Ethiopia imposes prison sentences for offenses related to the independent use of telecommunications tools and services, according to local journalists and news ... read more »
Ethiopia continues to make life difficult for many journalists, as Charlayne Hunter-Gault reports from her recent visit to Addis Ababa to check on the fate of one imprisoned ... Read more »