Exiled Awramba Times Editor going back to Ethiopia (+Video)
Awramba Times (Washington DC) – Dawit Kebede, editor -in- Chief of the Awramba Times website is going back home after two years of stay as a political asylee in the United States.
In an interview with political analyst Yared Tibebu, in Washington DC, Dawit officially announced his decision to end his political asylum and head back home tomorrow, October 25, 2013.
Editor Dawit iterated his assessment that good journalism cannot be done away from the homeland and going back to the roots is important. Responding to the questions whether recent disagreements with some diaspora based political ‘activists’ had any weight in his decision to go back to Ethiopia, Dawit insisted that his love for the profession and his inability to excel in the field given immigrant life is the only decisive factor in his decision to go back to Ethiopia. “There is no difference between oppositions and the government as long as freedom of expression is concerned. Intolerance and systematic offenses against journalists or freedom of expression are the common natures of Ethiopian political forces, whether they are oppositions or the ruling party” Dawit added. Please watch his interview below.