Media and the challenge of democratization process in Ethiopia (W.Yilma)
The challenge of democratization process in Ethiopia, and the role media outlets could play in promoting or hampering the process.
In principle mass media have a broader meaning, and it plays a prominent role in people lives. It is a source of information, education, communication, entertainments, enjoyment, advertisements and marketing promotion. At this information age, many people have access to various media outlets.
I am not talking here about all means of mass Media’s outlets that are exists and the crucial role they plays in the society at large. My knowledge is limited on these broad and complex fields. Therefore, my focuses here will be in some of the Broadcasting, Printing and Internet Medias.
I am not sure how many Ethiopians back home have access to these media outlets, and also not sure, what percentage of them have a confidence, to believe that the messages various media outlets are broadcasting or publishing through theirs various distribution sources are true. In fact the existence of government and private media create confusion among the public, due to the fact that both are not honest to tell the truth. Read more