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ንግንቦት’ዶ ኣይተቛጸርናን… ክንደይ ደኣ ተሃዊኽካ ኣሮን ብርሃነ?

ኣብርሃም ተስፋልኡል*   ምስ ኣሮን ብርሃነ፡ ንመጨረሽታ ግዜ፡ ብ30 መጋቢት ኢና ተጸሓሒፍና። ንምድላው ፍልይቲ ሕታም ዝኽሪ ብሕታውያን ጋዜጣታት ኣብ ዝተኣኻኸበት ጉጅለ፡ ብዛዕባ ሞት ጋዜጠኛ ሚልኪያስ ምሕረትኣብ ኣመልኪቱ ዝጸሓፎ’ዩ ነይሩ እቲ ጉዳይ። “እታ ናይ እንግሊዘኛ ንኮሚተ ንድሕነት ጋዜጠኛታት (CPJ) ኢለ ዘዳለኹዋ’ያ ነይራ፣ ኣየሕተሙዋን፣ ዳሕራይ ብትግርኛ ተርጒመያ፡” ኢሉ ኣብታ ናይ መጨረሽታ መልእኽቱ። ልዕል ኢሉ፡ ኣብታ ባዕሉ ኣሮን […]

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Twenty years later, Awate.com’s founding editor: “I never thought the freedom to talk would take this long”

Sept. 20, 2020 For the last two decades, awate.com has been the name synonymous with Eritrean independent media, where nationals inside the country would go through the discouraging internet connection and ubiquitous surveillance of the police state to have a glimpse of their country, as all independent media have been closed since September 2001. Indisputably, […]

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Human Rights Day 2019: Abraham Zere’s perspective on Eritrea

Eritrea: Forget “rights” and speak of duties and responsibilities Abraham T. Zere* The concept of “rights” doesn’t meaningfully exist in the state vocabulary of today’s Eritrea. The idea has been replaced by “duty and responsibility.” The state media apparatus constantly pounds into citizens the need to carry out their duties rather than wasting time by […]

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Human Rights Day 2019: the Eritrean perspective

Daniel Mekonnen Of threshing fields, funerals and Eritrea on International Human Rights Day Tuesday 10 December 2019 or a country like Eritrea, an occasion like International Human Rights Day serves two major purposes. On the one hand, it serves as a stark reminder about the dire state of human rights violations in the country. On […]

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Life as an Eritrean journalist

Last month, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) declared that Eritrea is the world’s most censored country, worse even than North Korea or Turkmenistan. Their survey highlights the fact that independent media was banned in 2001; that at least 16 Eritrean journalists are behind bars, making the government the worst jailer of journalists in sub-Saharan […]

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