allAfrica.com: Ethiopia: Information Without Interference (Page 1 of 2)

https://i0.wp.com/www.lib.unc.edu/instruct/studyabroad/southafrica/images/allafrica.gifAs usual, he has been unable to give a single example of a VOA broadcast that even faintly resembles the ‘worst practices’ of the genocide-promoting radio station in Rwanda. The best he has been able to do is point to a dubious catalogue of complaints his regime has lodged with the VOA alleging overly critical reporting on his regime by the VOA’s Amharic service. Criticism of policies and leaders is a standard practice of an independent press in a democracy, but it must seem totally unnatural in dictatorships. Regardless of the irrefutable fact that there is not a single instance of independent press-caused violence or act of illegality, Zenawi’s regime for the past 5 years has used bogus and absurd justifications to jail, harass and intimidate Ethiopian and foreign journalists and close the vast majority of the independent newspapers in the country.

allAfrica.com: Ethiopia: Information Without Interference (Page 1 of 2)

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