Ethiopian Radio and Television Agency Found Guilty of Defamation


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7 Responses

  1. AleQa Biru says:


    Coming from Ethiopia’s court as we know it, this sounds more like an “April Fools” joke.

    Lets see whether ETV does what the “courts” ordered it to do.

    First see, then believe.

  2. Tatek says:

    The court’s ruling that the State owned broadcaster was running defamatory airing may be welcome but for me, it is only a showcase by the regime to try to win some public heart by pretending that Ethiopia under EPRDF adheres to the rule of Law. This is not the case because the Supreme Authority of the land, at least on paper, is vested in the EPRDF Upper House— commonly called the Ethiopian House of Federation. The House of Federation is run by handpicked individuals whose loyalty to the ruling Coalition has been tested by fire to make sure that the interests of the ruling thugs is always kept intact. In this very ruling, the court found the regime propaganda mouth piece, ETV, guilty of defaming the Coalition for Unity and Justice (UDJ) party but exonerated Mr Abdi Kemal, the journalist that took part in the production and airing of the program in question of any wrong doing, citing he only presented the documentary. Really? In any country, if you are complicit to stealing, defaming, murdering, aiding or abetting anyone in the commission of a criminal act, you are guilty of the act by virtue of that complicity. Not in EPRDF Ethiopia’s though—where the ruling Coalition is fondly in love with Communist China’s system of partially open market but closed system of government, called in their own terms Revolutionary Democracy. In open and Liberal societies, nothing frankly outweighs public interest and government decisions always give primary attention to the interest of the public no matter what. One can see the dangers of living under Authoritarian regimes like China’s, where public interest was pushed way back to the back seat in the mystery of flight 370 where the Chinese withdrew their own original satellite photos, claiming they had been released in error. The Chinese are trying to desperately hide their own photo reconnaissance capabilities, even to the extent of ”fuzzyfying” aerial shots prior to public release. They are aware that should their adversaries know what the Chinese can see, they could know how to anticipate, dupe, outmaneuver and overwhelm them militarily. Chinese public interest in knowing where the whereabouts of their loved ones missing for over a month? Who cares, this is China and in China the interest of the ruling Chinese Communist Party always comes first and that of the over a billion Chinese is relegated way to the back seat. This is what our own EPRDF love and that’s exactly why they resent the outdated Western Neo-Liberal system and in the very words of one Western diplomat I just met in Brussels, ”they love our dollars, but not our democracy”—and after all the courts are well aware that they are only regime properties who breathe at the behest of their owners.

  3. angereb says:

    ከዚህ በፊት ተናግረናል፣ ምንም ጥፋት ሳይሰሩ የታሰሩትን ጋዜጠኞች ፈትቶ፣በኢቲቪና ሬዲዮ ጋዜጠኞች ላይ ምርመራ መጀመር ነው።

  4. Tn. says:

    It is a good precedence. I hope there isn’t an exceptionalism towards the sirabet professors in finfine and the parties they inbreed in perpetuity, who’s main function is agitation using phrase distortion on a finfine social psychology that they have raped for the last 50 years.

    Yesterday, I told my nephew to “wipe the stupid grin of his face” for making a smurk out of his younger brothers fall. Does that mean I called him stupid? Of course note! But that is the kindnof word play that these ” tinish milach” sirabet professors are using against the federal system and its advocates. Notwithstanding that we all have varying attitudes and views towards politcs and the individuals in it, the issolationist venom shold not be tolerated when it comes to those who, out of mere imagination think that they were, are and will be the only ethiopia and Ethiopians.

    The Amhara vice region chief and jawar Mohamed are victims of this exact kind of venom and should be stopped. The amara region chief should get his day at court. As to Jawar and the sirabet professor, I think they should go on debate at the 9 different regions universities and determine who is the “tinish milach” rather than the sirabet makrarat in his little office in finfine.

  5. Tesfalehulum says:

    The verdict comes after two years up and down. Yeah, it took two years for the kangaroo court. Does it make any difference for the opposition ?….I don’t think so. The key is to intensify the peaceful struggle by creating more public awareness and break the shackle of fear. If the regime wants, they can reverse the ruling by a single phone call. Remember the Seye Abraha case??…..Judge Birtukan Mideksa ruled for his release……but overnight woyane introduced a new law, approved by the fake parliament, and they jailed him for years……that’s how the mafiya woayne operates ……

    God bless Ethiopia.

  6. Alula says:

    Democracy & freedom is flourishing in Ethiopia slowly but surely!
    God bless Ethiopia!

  7. Alula says:

    በኢትዮጵያ ሁሉም ኣልጋ ባልጋ ነው ያለ ሰው የለም! ትናንትና ህዝቦቿን መቀለብ ኣቅቷት በዓለም ፊት ከተዋረደችበት ጊዜ ግን ኣሁን በእጅጉ ትሻላለች ፣ኣንዳንዶቻቹ የሚያይ ዓይንና የሚያስተውል ኣይሙሮ የላቹም እንጂ!
    ትናንት ምንም ህግ ካልነበረበት ተነስታ በ22 ዓመታት ኣሁ ካለችበት መድረሷ ያኮራል! በጥላቻ የታወራቹ ግን ምንም ኣታዩም ፣ ለዚህም ነው የምትዘባርቁት።
    የኢትዮጵያ ህዝብ ኣሁን ነፃ ወጥቷል! ከየት እንደመጡ በሚያውቃቸው ፓለቲከኞች እየተመራ ነው! ውሾቹ ይጮሃሉ ግመሏ ግን ጉዞዋን ቀጥላች! ግመሏ ከተወለደች 40 ዓመት ሆኗታል! ውሾቹም መጮህ ከጀመሩ 40 ዓመታት ኣስቆጥሯል! በነገራችን ላይ የዚች ግመል ኣያት በሁለተኛው የዓለም ጦርነት ማብቅያ ኣከባቢ እናንተን ኣልፈልግም ራሴን ችዬ እኖራሎህ በማለቷ ብቻ ሃይለስላሴ ሊያስቆማት ባለመቻሉ የእንግሊዝን ኣየር ሃይል በመለመን በባዳ ተደብድባ ሞተች፤ የሷ የልጅ ልጅ ግን ተስተካክላ በመነሳት ራሷን ነፃ ኣውጥታ በመላው ኢትዮጵያ ያሉትም ወገኖቿም ተባብራ ኣገሯን ነፃ ኣውጥታለች! የግመመሏ ልጆች በከፈሉት ከባድ መስዋእት ይኸው የሓበሻ ምድር ተስፋ እንደፀሃይ በርቷል!ከእንግዲህ ጨዋታ የለም! ፖለቲከኞች ነን የሚሉ ካሉ እንደ ኢህኣዴጎች ከታች ጀምረው ህዝቡን እያገለገሉ ማደግ ነው! ባሁኑ ጊዜ ሀዝቡን ሳያገለግሉ የሚገኝ ስልጣን የለም! ስለሆነም ሌላኛው ኣማራጭ እንደነ ጉንቦት7 የኢትዮጵያ ጠላቶች በባንዳነት ማገልገል ነው!
    ያም ሆነ ይህ ብቻ “ውሾቹ ይጮሃሉ ግመሏ ግን ምንገዷን ቀጥላች”! ለባንዳዎች የሚሆን ግዜም የላት! ማውራትና ሰርቶ ማሳየት ፈፅመው የተለያዩ ናቸው!
    እዚህ ሁናቹ ወያነ ወያነ የምትሉት ሻብያ ወይ የሻብያ ቅጥረኞች ወይም ደግሞ የትግራይ ህዝብ ጠላቶች ናቹ! ምክንያቱም ጩኸታቹ ለኢትዮጵያ ደህንነት ቢሆን ኖሮ ፓለቲካቹ ፀረ ኢህኣዴግ ይሆን ነበር!ወያነን ነጥሉ ለመምታት የተደረገው ትግል መክኖ ቀርቷል! በያቅጣጫው እየተደረገ ያለው የጥላቻ ፕሮፓጋንዳ ደግሞ በኢህኣዴጎች የዕድገት እቅድ እየተመታ በመበታተን ላይ እንዳለ እያየን ነው! የጥላቻ ፖለቲካቸው የተያያዘው በይሉኝታ ብቻ ነው!ለኢትዮጵያ የሚሆን ምንም ነገር እንደሌላቹ ኣበጥረን እናውቃለን!
    ፈጣሪ ኢትዮጵያን ይባርክ

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