Eskinder Nega and private media in Ethiopia (Mesfin Negash)

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25 Responses

  1. LemnYwashal says:

    According to George Orwell’s Animal Farm (my version!), All people are equal under the law; but some people are more equal than others.
    Translation: Ethiopian journalists, like the nazist Eskindir, are above the law. Also, they can earn an award for works that can potentially turn Ethiopia in to a hell!

    Mesenbet deguu..alech doro!

    • bendo says:

      If those two siwidish journalist had been cross the same way to american border with the gun and terrerist they would have been end up killed by drone with out even getting a chance to be in court or might be suffered in guantanamo bay.

    • F.Ghebru says:

      Lemn ywashal, right on the only award that counts is by the people who are being served, they should be the only judge that has a say who deserves it, not by a foreign enmity of Ethiopia, Eskinder Nega is a fascist in the eyes of Ethiopians. not deserving of any award.

  2. teshome says:

    Mesfin Negash
    I am sorry to say, you are badly programmed speaking Robot. I am very sure that you are not short handed in resource about Eskinder Nega, Even any one with rudimentary knowledge of the current Ethiopian politics knew very well What Esikinder did and didn’t. I would say, I was completely changed as a person in and out after reading publications of Eskinder and his likes.
    If we were really talking about freedom of expression, what would be the point of having 5-6 news paper under one and the same editor. Eskinder Nega is one of the ‘journalists’ in the the diverse print and electronic media out lets during 2005 election and he was vehemently using the legal loop holes to attack certain ethnic group. On this regard the government of Ethiopia was itself responsible for making us vulnerable and still the damage is fresh in our mind….
    Esikinder was the beginning and the end of hate politics, if you take Ethiopian hate-infected politics as a universe, then think of Eskinder as being the sun.
    Who an Ethiopian forgot the then Eskinder and his likes slogan in their news paper “እቃ ወደ ቀበሌ ትግሬ ወደ መቀሌ ”
    Mesifin Negash, There is a heave uneasiness about the information you are providing us about Esiknder. Anyways that doesn’t matter, cos now we are happy that the sharks and the snakes are under our foot. By any stretch of human imagination, if you are thinking Eskinder is to be released, then I would say creating the universe is by far easier than that.

  3. bb says:

    I personaly belive that the majority private media are a mouth keeper Of the so called oppostion group and they are not independent media and they are actively works for their political goal i am sorry to say this they also lie a lot. Generally most Of them are a big lier, i thank God the new young genetation are smart enough to find out which one right and wrong. finally i will like to remind everyone hate is a deaseas we can treat it and cure it so there is some private media who have this problem and if they came forward we can treat them and give them medication to free them from hate. Thanks!

    • Alex says:

      I applaud your optimism but I wouldn’t pass off anything with this government . Just like all the terrorists and their apologists before , Eskinder’s faith could be the same. Unfortunate reallty!

  4. Habtamu S says:

    እንዳሁኑ ጊዜ የውበት ሳሎን መጽሄቶች እራሳቸውን ወደ ፖሊቲካ ሃያሲነት ባልቀየሩበት ወቅት ተወዳጅና ተነባቢ ከነበሩት ሳምንታዊ ጋዜጦች መካከል አዲስ ነገር ዋናዋ ነበረች፤ በዕውነት እጄ ላይ ያለውን ሳልጨርስ የሚቀጥለው ሳምንት ነበር የሚናፍቀኝ። በተለይ የጋዜጣዋ ኮፒ ኤዲተር አሉላ ተማሪ ቤት ስለምንግናኝና በየሳምንቱ ሰኞ ማታ ይምስልኛል የዛሬውን እንዴት አገኘዅው በሚል ጥያቄ ስለማይልቀኝ ቤተኝነት ይሰማኝ ነበር። ከማልረሳቸው ክርክሮች መካከል በርዕሰ አቀፅ ላይ ችርስ ሰይፉ መቼም አይረሳኝም። ወደገደለው ስመጣ እንደዚህ እንደ መስፍን ነጋሽ በድፍረት እኔ ከዚህኛው ነኝ ሳንል ትክክል ያልነበርውንና ያልሆነውን መናገር ስንጀምር ችግሮቻችን መፍትሄ ማግኘት ብቻ ሳይሆን የሃሳብ ትርምስ ውስጥ ከመግባት እንድናለን። ዕውነት ነው ነፃ ጋዜጣና የፖለቲካ ልሳን የተምታታባቸው፤ ቅንጅት ፓርላማ አንገባም ሲል ቆመው ያጨብጨቡ ሶ ኮልድ ጋዜጠኞች፤ የኣርብ ክንድዎ፣ የዕሁድ ቡጢዎ እያሉ ዘረኝነትን መስበክ የነበረበት ሁኔታ ነበር ያለው። መስፍን ልትመሰገን ይገባል። ሌሎቻችሁም እስካርፍ አንገት ላይ አንጠልጥሎ ጥላቻን ለትርፍ ማዋል ቢቀርባችሁ መልካም ነው። አመሰግናለሁ።

  5. billfree says:

    I think this is a good video presented by selecting some parts of the presentation but it will be very good if you present the whole parts of the presentation especially the full contents of mesfen negashe’s speech.

  6. wendimu says:

    A more balanced view from Mesfin Negash this time.It shows how much he is becoming in to terms of his sence.I would say thumbs up.But one thing needs to be addressed.I have heard him claiming some thing what he says the late Meles said in public.I have never headrd Meles saying that and its highly unlikely he would categorize the ‘Private media’ as a 6th enemy.Rather if we are willing to know the reality, he was enthousaiastic to see a genuine private media to develop in Ethiopia.But its the private media who was needed to blossome.Not the Opposition media disguised in the name of private.Other wise I am sure Mesfin will not show a single evidence of Meles saying what he is claiming repeatedly.Its unthincable a man known to create the private media himself to categorize the whole private media as an enemy.

  7. Gezaee Hailemichael says:

    Awramba read again: While TPLF is busy dividing our people, read what the barbaric Arabs are saying? They are saying they will not give Ethiopia one drop of water? This useless TPLF is wasting time talking with primitives and allowing them to pie on us. Death TPLF, fuck u idiots. It is you who is making the Arabs pee on us. Fuck TPLF
    http://allafrica.com/stories/201401031132.html

  8. Mekdes says:

    Gezaee, why you got Mad on TPLF/EPRDF? You got tone mad on Esayas and Gim 7 to let the Arabs pee on you, not TPLF. THAT KIND OF FUKERA WAS HISTORY. SO WE CAN USE OUR WATER IN OUR TERM NOT IN THEIR TERM, FOR THAT MATTER NOT IN BIRHANU OR ANDARGACHEW TERM. THANKS FOR EPRDF WE ARE ON THE RIGHT TRACK.

  9. ET says:

    The main point here Eskinder has mad a mistake and he is getting punished for his mistake so move on.

    I am sick of hearing about this Eskinder guy. We know that he was ur friend Daiwt however, friendship is one thing work ethic another thing. I am sorry to say this but Dave (Awrambatime) is dedicating 90% of its time and energy to free a single person and the %10 to free 90milion people. please dave u know better.
    The guy in the Video is sitting between the two Swedish journalist how entered in to Ethiopia illegally and got punished for it. I wonder how meany civilian Ethiopian in Sweden are in detention just because they entered in the country illegally not only in Sweden all over the world 2 10 1000 10,000?. Journalism is not a free pass, when the line is crossed we all get punished equal.
    Awrambatime you are the eye and mouth of the diaspora not ESAT, not Ethiopianreview so please come to your senses and pressure the government on things that really matter.

  10. ET says:

    Seminar About Eskernder???
    There are millions of people starving, have seminar about them,
    There are millions of unemployed people, have seminar about them,
    There are million of people eating only once a day, have seminar about them

    • billfree says:

      ET
      yes.yes seminar about Eskender.yes.because It is Eskender and his colleagues who are arrested currently can organize seminar about starvation and unemployment,not only about this but also about DEMOCARACY, HUMAN-RIGHT and JUSTICE not EPRDF,s journalist. He is arrested while he is doing this not while he is killing and stealing.

      • ET says:

        @Billfree
        No he was not arrested while he was preaching democracy, get ur fact right, don’t just believe what ESAT told you. Do your won research. Don’t rush to comment stop and think, read and then judge

  11. ET says:

    There are three Al jaseera journalist imprisoned in Egypt why the world is not saying anything about them????? Just because Ethiopia is a poor country anyone can came and go as they like? This is absurd. Some times we are our own enemy

  12. Z-ETHIOPIAN says:

    Eskinder Nega a worthless Ethiopian and an opportunists, who likes to brag to much and not a democrat, rather a nazi like charactor

  13. bb says:

    I hope Dave(awer) will do better than what he used to do because I assume he learned from his past mistake being a blind oppostion will not take you any where I also belive he learned a lot when he was in us after he meet his fellow blind oppostion. Please Dave be yourself do’t ever do to the sake of to be loved I know you will make a diffrence if you be yourself. thanks!

  14. Paulos says:

    For God’s sake, can this sell-out idiot tell us when the let PM said that Media is the enemy. Isn’t the PM and his comrades who allowed to have a private press paper for the first time in Ethiopian history. Alas…

    After all, you were not just a journalist; as you also said it clearly, you ”represent the opposition well”, hence you are a politician.
    In any case, if this stupid thinks he will bring the change he wants by allying with foreigners, he…has no brain to think. Keep wasting your time.

  15. ageazi says:

    why so many ple cry about this fascist Eskndir nega? he called for for genocide in Ethiopia. i do not surprise some westerners nominated him to award cus he served them. this is a common behavior of white ass to any their servant when he went to prison

  16. Alula says:

    There is a rule of law now , therefore, one must follow the rule of law no matter who!
    The reason TPLF/EPRDF ALWSYS win is; they don’t under estimate their enemies…even one person or half person like Eskinder!

    The rule of law!

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