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Ethiopia clamps down on Skype and other internet use on Tor

By Katia Moskvitch
Technology reporter, BBC News | June 15, 2012

Campaigners have warned of fresh efforts by the Ethiopian government to clamp down on certain types of internet use in the country.

Reporters Without Borders says that the authorities have installed a system to block access to the Tor network – a “hidden” layer of the internet, used to allow anonymous online communications.

Users already face up to 15 years in jail if they use Skype or similar internet call services.

Addis Ababa has not provided a comment.

“The Ethiopian government is trying to attack every means of information exchange,” Ambroise Pierre from the Reporters Without Borders Africa service told BBC News. Read more…

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Qophii Bashannana Galgala Oromo

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Waxabajii 15, 2012

Wal ga`ii marii hawaasa Oromoo Guutuu Kutaa dhiya Kanaadaa maraaf ,

Wali ga`ii Magaalaa Edmeenten Albartaatti qophaa`e kana irratti Konyaaleen ABO Dhiya Kanaadaa walii galaa ,Konyaa Magarsaa Barii , Konyaa Milkeessaa Gadaa,Konyaa Guutamaa Hawaas, Konyaa Saartuu Bonayyaa, Konyaa Gadaa Bilisummaa,Konyaa Saskaachuwaan,Giraaddi Pereeree, Foorki Makmariif Miseensotaa fi Deggertootaa ABO walii galaa fi hawaasa Oromoo Dhiya Kaanaadaa keessa jirtan hundaaf.Wal ga`ii seena qabeessaa fi kabajamaa kana irratti argamatanii yaada maree fi tumsa tokkummaa sabaa fi gamtaa lammii keessaniif ga`ee fi qooda lammummaa fi Oromummaa keessanii gumaachitan Waamicha keenya Ulfinaa fi kabajaa Oromummaa waliin isiniif dhiyeessina. Read more…

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Seife Nebelbal Radio Program, June 15, 2012

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Ethiopia: The State of Social Media

International ICT consultant Geraldine de Bastion. Photo source:

June 15, 2012 (Gloval Voice Online) – Geraldine de Bastion (@geralbine) is an international consultant with a multicultural background based in Berlin, Germany. She is an expert on information and communication technology and new media for development and advises governmental organisations, NGOs and businesses on digital media and communication strategies. She also works with activists and bloggers around the world.

Geraldine began her career working for the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). She helped organise the German delegation for the World Summit of Information Society (WSIS) in 2005 and worked for the Philippine National Development Agency (NEDA) on behalf of GIZ. During the past five years Geraldine worked with newthinking communications GmbH, an agency for Open Source strategies. She curated the re:publica in 2012, Germany’s largest conference on Internet and Society. Read more…

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