Eskinder Nega awarded the 2014 Golden Pen of Freedom

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  1. ethiio says:

    Mr. Ben of EthiopiaFirst is getting rich and live but Eskinder is suffering…what a shame! TRUTH doesn’t have place in Ethiopian but will be sometime soon!! God be with you, Eskinder and you are a Hero!!

    • bb says:

      Dear Ethiio, you stated Mr. Ben is getting rich that is absolutely false yes he is one of a few ethiopian journalists who dose his job well and the majority of the so called Ethiopian journalists are garbage specially Eskinder who is also a garbage and a terrorist.

    • jgna says:

      Eskendr is not a journalist. He only uses journalism as a cover. thus he is a cheater and deceptive. But more than that he is a hater. He tried to violently mobilize people against their own people. He deserves hanging, had Ethiopia been china.
      Americans do not care about the saftey of our people. Do they care if fighting erupts among our peoples? They never care. Because they know how to change it into their advantage latter. Do they care about syria. never!
      so, guys, we shall take care of our country. not one will take care of it.
      Eskendr tried to instigate war among peoples by the name of journalism and inspired by Arab spring.
      Rewarding eskinder means rewarding al-quaida or al-shbab. nothing more. he had been and is still a “cancer” that should be removed.

  2. Sam says:

    Schibbye said “disease and torture are not the hardest part of life inside Kaliti, … it is a fear of speaking. It is not the guard towers with machine guns that keep the prison population calm. it is the geography of fear. People who speak politics are taken away. They disappear.” The Swedish guy has no any interest to lie. He has every interest as a journalist to tell the truth. He did tell the truth. It is frightening. The political prisoners are not only taken away from their loved ones to be warehoused, but also it is their fate to live in fear even in prison. How sad!

  3. dagnew says:

    despite the award, he shall rot in jail.
    Eskinder is so shrewd he kept his online posts ( in english) are pro-democracy, and justice, while his writings (in amharic) are for domestic consumption are seriously dangerous – anti Tigrean, holocost glorifies, and advocate of barbaric regimes. The golden pen award committee, I am sure, did not put further effort to find out why EN is in jail anyway. find out for yourself here..
    http://hornaffairs.com/en/2012/11/20/eskinder-negas-paper-lets-learn-from-nazi-heroism-final-part/

  4. teshome says:

    Westerns are fooling Ethiopian “activists” … One time they award them with gold and another time with diamond pen. Had this award was important, we wouldn’t have seen Eskinder and his likes suffering behind bar. But the very blessing news about the so called journalist ESikinder is, he has already said goodbye this world and his only fate is to be transformed into ash in jail. Westerns were doing foul politics in Ethiopia for donkey years but they were unable to bring a thing or two. ESikinder case is not different

  5. me says:

    When r they rewarding Edward Snowden ?

  6. Cherkos says:

    They can award him with whatever pieces of metal (medal?) they have, but they are always unable to secure his ‘immediate’ release. This supremacist man is paying the price for his grandeur illusion. No Arab spring, no revolution…no in Ethiopia, thanks to our superb intelligence establishment.

  7. truth says:

    What do Swidish boys looking for?
    They were prisoners of War! They
    Learned that Ethiopia is not a country that anyone enters at will.
    Especially, fake journalists has no place in here!

  8. Oz. says:

    This Golden Pen is more important than food, medicine and water ??? This people gone Insaine !!! And yeah, I heared what this Swedish journalist said In Swedish they are brock, looking for job jornalists, It looks like they wanne destroy ethiopian poletic for the sake of getting a job 😉 Fuck deg din Ignorante vil bli jornalist, for å få jobb du måtte ødelege alt Afrikanere står for, og du sier du er der for å hjepe Afrikaner, Din mora pullte kødd !!

  9. kebraraw says:

    as usual Terrorism mobilizers awarding terrorist.

    it sounds to me like the title says best terrorist of the year/decade.

    so congratulations terrorist eskindr and keep it up US AND UK you should have done something about the abducted Nigerian little school girls rather than encouraging terrorists in the hope to see more Nigerian like crisis in Africa.

    as always death to Uk the last european presidencial nomination has clearly showed that the whole world is agains the agenda of britain yet the british war mongers are not convinced till they are draged down by their people whome they have betrayed

    • alemu says:

      Are you the new woyane Recruited China Trained Hacker. How much are you getting for this activity. I hope good enough with free Condominium and Govt car.

      Eskinder is our Hero Not yours cause he is not bandit. The day will come. Read on Awramaba Times about opposition front in Tigray. All wounded Tigrie Amhara and oromo will stand up soon

  10. mamush says:

    @ethiio and your like
    “Eskinder and you are a Hero!!”
    Is hero mean attempting holocaust on Ethiopian people specifically the Tigrians? Whom he called the “cancer race”. Haven’t you read his articles from his newspaper “Askual?” You don’t know the meaning of hero which coined in 1387, the word hero comes from the Greek “hero, warrior”, literally “protector” or “defender”, the postulated original forms. It is also thought to be a cognate of the Latin verb servo (original meaning: to preserve whole) and of the Avestan verb haurvaiti (to keep vigil over).
    According to the American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, the Indo-European root is ser meaning “to protect”. According to Eric Partridge in Origins, the Greek word Hērōs “is akin to” the Latin seruāre, meaning to safeguard. Partridge concludes, “The basic sense of both Hera and hero would therefore be ‘protector’.”
    A hero (masculine) or heroine (feminine): refers to characters who, in the face of danger and adversity or from a position of weakness, display courage and the will for self-sacrifice—that is, heroism—for some greater good of all humanity. This definition originally referred to martial courage or excellence but extended to more general moral excellence.
    Stories of heroism may serve as moral examples. In classical antiquity, cults that venerated deified heroes such as Heracles, Perseus, and Achilles played an important role in Ancient Greek religion. Politicians, ancient and modern, have employed hero worship for their own apotheosis (i.e., cult of personality).
    Ethiopian Journalists; though, it is difficult to call them “Journalist” but the activists of color revolution.
    የቀለም አብዮት አንዱና ትልቁ ችግር በምዕራባዉያን የሚደገፍ (according to The Guardian, the foreign donors included the U.S. State Department and USAID along with the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, the International Republican Institute, the NGO Freedom House and George Soros’s Open Society Institute) ብቻ ሳይሆን ተሳታፍዎቹ (የቀለም አብዮተኞች) ሁሉንም መቃወምና እዉነታን ዋጋ ማሳጣት ነዉ፡፡ አባሎቹ ራሱ፡ ግራ-ቀደም ጨቅላ አስተሳሰብ፣ የታሪክ ባይታወር፣ ከሃድ ዘዉገኛ ፣ የሥልጣን ጉጉትና የደከመ ሰብዕና በለቤት (ኦነግ፡ ኦብነግ፡ ግንቦት7፡ የመሳሰሉት…) ናቸዉ፡፡እነሱ (የቀለም አብዮተኞቹ) የሚፈልጉት መንግሥት በምዕራባዉያን ቡራኬ ሥጋ-ወደሙን ተቀብሎ ሥልጣን ላይ ካልወጣ በስተቀር ራሳቸዉ ያረቀቁትን ማነፌስቶ የአገሪቱ ሕገ-መንግሥት ሆኖ ብጸድቅ እንኳ ያለምንም ጥርጥር ይቃዋሙታል፡፡ እዚህጋ የደቡብ አፍሪካዉ የፀረ-አፓርታይድ ፀሐፍን ሰተቭ ቢኮ አባባል ልጥቀስ፡ “there is no way of stopping fools from dedicating themselves to the useless cause” “ጅሎች ዓላማ ለሌሌዉ ጉዳይ ሕይወታቸዉን እንዳይሰዉ ለማድረግ የሚቻልበት መንገድ የለም” ብሏል፡፡ ከእንግድህ ለቀለም አብዮትም ለቃጠሎ አብዮትም ቦታ የለንም፡ የልማት አብዮት እንጂ፡፡ ችግር የለሌበት ፍጹማዊ መንግሥት የለም፡፡ የትኛዉንም የመንግሥት አወቃቀር ወይም ርዕዮት ዓለማዊ አከሄድ ብከተል፡ፓርላሜንታዊ ይሁን ፕረዝዴንታዊ፣ ሶሻል ድሞክራስ ይሁን ክርስቲያን ድሞክራስ፣ሊቢራል ይሁን ሌቤር ወዘተ…የየራሳቸዉ ደካማና ጠንካራ ጎን አላቸዉ፡፡ ሕዝብን ማዳመጥና ተገቢዉን ምላሽ መስጠት የመንግሥት ግዴታ ነዉ፡፡መንግሥትን መተቸት ደካማና ጠንካራ ጎኑን በለየ መልኩ መሆን እንደሚገባ አምናለሁ፤ ደካማና ጠንካራ ጎኑን ያልለየ ትችት ጥላቻ ይሆናል፤ የሕግ የባላይነትን እንድከበር የሚንፈልገዉን ያህል የሀገሪቱን ሕግና ሥርዓት አክብሮ መሥራት የሚጠበቅብን ይመስለኛል፤ ከለይ የተገለጸዉን አጀንዳ ከበስጀርባችን ከለሌ በስተቀር፡፡ ዛሬ ላይ ሀገራችን ውስጥ ከ36 በላይ መፅሔቶችና ጋዜጦች ለህትመት የሚበቁበት፣ ከፅንፈኛ ፖለቲከኞች እስከ አክራሪ ሃይማኖተኞች ሳይቀሩ የባጥ የቆጡን እንዳሻቸው የሚለፍፉባቸው መፅሐፎች፣ መጽሔቶችና ጋዜጦች ያለ ከልካይ እየታተሙ ለህዝብ የሚሰራጩበት፣ በርካታ የተቃዋሚ ፖለቲካ ድርጅቶች በሰላማዊ ሰልፍ የፈለጉትን የሚናገሩበት ምህዳር መኖሩ የአደባባይ ምስጢር ስለሆነ ነው”።
    ከመገናኛ ብዙሃኑ ውስጥ ጥቂት መዘን ብንወስድ እንኳን በ1990ዎቹ አጋማሽ አከባቢ “ቢላል” መጽሔት የሙስሊም ወንድማማቾች ኅብረት (Muslim Brotherhoods- most frequently used slogan” according to the BBC is “Islam is the Solution”. Another well known slogan is “Allah is our objective. The Prophet is our leader. The Qur’an is our law. Jihad is our way. Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope. Allahu akbar!”) እ.ኤ.አ.በ1928 ዓ.ም. እንደ ተቋቋመ የምነገርለትና የሪዕዮተዓለሙ አርቃቅ ሰዕድ ቁታቢ Sayyid Qutb (one of the prominent figures of the Brotherhood, a highly influential extremist and anti-Semitic thinker of Islamic supremacism, and the author of Milestones) እ.ኤ.አ በ1964 ዓ.ም. Milestones በሚል ያሳተመዉ መጽሐፍ የብዙ ሙስሊም ፅንፈኛ ቡድን መመሠረት ምክንያት እንደሆነ የሚነገርለት፣ በሌላዉ ዓለም ቢሮአቸዉ ተዘግቶ በእኛ ሀገር ግን ርዕዮተዓለማቸዉ ተተርጉሞ በአደባበይ ይሰራጭ ነበር፡፡ከወስብ ቀስቃሽ መጽሔቶች እስከ የናዚ ሪዕዮተዓለም አድናቅነትና በኢትዮጵያ በተግባር ተፈጸምነት እንድኖረዉ ተግቶ የሚሰሩ ጋዜጣኞች (አስኳል ጋዜጣ በ1990ዎቹ አጋማሽ አከባቢ) ያሉባት ሀገርና፣ ባለቤቱ ለዚህ ዓላማዉ የወርቃማ ብዕር ተሸላሚ የሆነበት የናዚ ርዕዮተዓለም አራማጆች እንደነ እስክንድር ነጋ የሚገኙባት ሀገር ነች ኢትዮጵያ፡፡ ከትላንቱ ወንጀለኞች የማይማሩና መታሰር በCPJና በምዕራባዉያን ያሸልማል የሚሉ “የስከርቭ አብዮተኞች” “የፋክቱ መጽሔት” ፅንፈኞች “ለፍትህ ስርዓቱ ሲባል ስርዓቱ ይፍረስ፣ የፈራ ይመለስ፣ ለምን ትፈራለህ…ወዘተርፈ” የሚሉና ሌሎች ከሀገሪቱ ህግ ጋር የሚቃረኑ አመፅ ቀስቃሽ ፅሑፎች ይሰተናገዳሉ። የተለያዩ ነውጥን ያነገቡ መፅሐፎችን በገሃድ እየቸበቸቡ ያሉባት ሀገር ናት—ኢትዮጵያ። ይህን ነፃነት የሰጣቸውን ዴሞክራሲያዊ ህገ-መንግስት ሳይቀር በአንድ ወቅት “ህገ-አራዊት” ማለታቸውን ሳንዘነጋ ማለቴ ነው። (ማንኛዉም የቀለም አብዮት በምዕራባዉያን እንደምደገፍ“The Guardian”የተባለዉ ጋዜጣ እማኝነቱን እንደሰጠዉ)
    የግል ጋዜጦች በአጠቃለይ ባይባልም በአብዛኛዉ ለኢትዮጵያ ዕድገት በማይመኙ ኃይሎች እጅ መሆኑን በዚህ ዙሪያ ጥናት ያደረጉ ምሁራን ይገልጻሉ፡፡ በመረጃ የተደገፈ በመንግሥት ላይ ገንቢ የሆነ የሰላ ትችት (constructive bitter criticism) የሚያቀርቡትን ጋዜጠኞች እያመሰገንኩ በዚሁ ላብቃ፡፡
    ኢትዮጵያ ለዘለለም ትኑር!

    • seifu says:

      at mamush
      are among the currently graduated etv blogger? hahahaha you made me laugh

      maferia neh—pls as just think of your time, mind and money. I know the sources of your money, you shoudn’t worry about that, as u can simply earn it sitting behind pc. But please feel for your mind, energy. How u sit that long just to tell your readers trash? you can cheat only 1 day. I will never read you!

      beke hadheke! Sobdduu!

  11. Solomon says:

    I used to feel sorry about Eskender nega but from what I read now he is a hateful and against Ethiopian equality to all biher and beharsowech.
    He doesn’t like all Ethiopia call people as the whole population cancer.
    He called Tigrayan a cancer I wonder what he call Oromo people or walita people or afar people wirage,
    To people like Eskender only H/selass and minlek is Ethiopian .
    But as I disagree with Eskender nega , I don’t want him to go to prison for speaking .the rest Ethiopian need to fight back this hateful like Eskender Esat radio ,asra alka sissay agana,crying baby Banda massay assmasay(makonon) in idea no putting them in prison .

    • Askoal says:

      Are u serious Eskindir is terrorist what a hell r u talking about? He is in prison for what he believes, doesn’t matter what u name him, he is not a guy who live for his “hod” like other l( Ben and many of the so called journalists)

      • bb says:

        Dear Askoal, Yes Eskinder is a terrorist? What do you think when he wrote about one tribe being cancerous? To me this is part of a terrorist act and I believe we Ethiopian should respect one another it don’t matter which tribe you belong to or which political party you are. In Eskinder case he always attacked the people of tigray in general instead of the party to me Eskinder is deserves to be called a terrorist yes indeed a terrorist. I believe Hate is a crime and always will be.

  12. Almaz says:

    Award for morones by morons. want to have a little salve boy

  13. dechasa says:

    at mamush

    Please donot simply spite, ende sew men yelegnal yelem ende!

    Please just drop the sources where u caught Esknder saying tigire are cancers and let me join you right away and condomen him.

    I know you donot have such sources than simply sheeting. I really hate such type of people who have no idea about they are talking! I think Teshome is better than as he is strategist lair, but not dump like you!

  14. Yakob says:

    US president Barak Husein Obama is also awarded the coveted Alfred Nobel peace Award.
    Credential —-
    1- Bombing of and destroying Libya
    2- supporting Arming Jihadist murderers to destroy Syria.
    3- Spending 5 billion US to to devise and export democracy of self distraction of a nation.——

    Eskinder Nega- Award awarded the 2014 Golden Pen of Freedom.
    credential —-
    Recruit of the Ginbot 7
    agent of Ethiopian enemies
    Ally of the criminal swedish citizens who violated Ethiopian Sovereignty and entered and captured In Ethiopia with Al-shabab supported terrorists.

    Humm Award.

  15. mamush says:

    @ seifu, dechasa et al…
    የታሪክ ባይታወር፣ ከሃድ ዘዉገኛ ፣ የሥልጣን ጉጉትና የደከመ ሰብዕና በለቤት “ኦነግ”…ስላልኩኝ ኦነግነታችሁን ለመግለጽ ፈልጋችሁ ነዉ እንጅ የእስክንድር ተቆርቋር ሆናችሁ እንደልሆነ ከጹሑፋቹ መረዳት ይቻላል፡፡ ስለ ኦነግ ተጨማሪ መረጃ ልስጣቹ አንድ ጸሐፍ እንደስነበቡን “በቅርቡ አል-አክባር የተሰኘው የግብፅ የአረብኛ ድረ-ገፅ ራሱን የአሮሞ ነፃነት ግንባር (ኦነግ) እያለ የሚጠራው የሽብር ቡድን፤ በካይሮ መንግስት “በል!” ተብሎ የታዘዘውን የባንዳነት ተግባር መፈፀሙን አስነብቦናል። ይኸውም የሽብር ቡድኑ የታላቁ የኢትዮጵያ ህዳሴው ግድብ ግንባታ የግብፅን ታሪካዊ የውሃ ድርሻ፣ ብሔራዊ የውሃና የምግብ ደህንነቷን የሚጎዳ በመሆኑ እንደማይቀበለው በአሳፋሪ ሁኔታ ማስታወቁ ነው። የግንባሩ መሪዎች በአስገራሚ ሁኔታ ለድረ-ገፁ ከየት አምጥተው እንደተናገሩት ባይታወቅም፤ በግድቡ ግንባታ ዙሪያ የተለያዮ የውጭ ሃይሎች እጅ አለበት ብለዋል። “ይህም በግብፅ የውሃ ድርሻና ብሔራዊ ጥቅም ላይ ጉዳት ለማድረስ ሆን ተብሎ የተደረገ ሴራ ነው” ሲሉም የገዛ ህዝባቸውን ልማት በመቃወም ገልፀዋል—እንታገልለታለን የሚሉት ለኦሮሞ ይሁን ለግብፅ ህዝቦች ባልለየ ሁኔታ።”
    Regarding Eskinder I have written on this forum you can it get from the archives:
    Nazi ideology and the actions taken by the regime are almost universally regarded as gravely immoral. Hitler, Nazism, and the Holocaust have become symbols of evil in the modern world. The display or use of Nazi symbolism such as flags, swastikas, or greetings, is illegal in Germany and Austria. Historian Sir Richard J. Evans remarks that the era “exerts an almost universal appeal because its murderous racism stands as a warning to the whole of humanity.”
    The Allied powers organized war crimes trials, beginning with the Nuremberg Trials, held from November 1945 to October 1946, of 23 top Nazi officials. They were charged with four counts—conspiracy to commit crimes, crimes against peace, war crimes, and crimes against humanity—in violation of international laws governing warfare. All but three of the defendants were found guilty; twelve were sentenced to death. The victorious Allies outlawed the NSDAP Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei (National Socialist German Workers’ Party) and its subsidiary organizations.
    The Nazi emerged in Ethiopia in 21st century through Eskendir’s Askual Newspaper. Askual wrote (አስኳል ጋዜጣ፣ ሰኔ 15 ቀን 1996 ዓ.ም.) many I copied and quoted very few out of many destructive Nazi agenda to remove Tigray People from the face of the earth “…የኢትዮጵያ ሕዝብ ወርቃማ የታሪክ ዘመንን ሳይጠቀም አልፏል፡፡ያለ ሕዝብ ተሳትፎ የእንክርዳድ ምንጠራ እንዴት ይታሰባል? ለሀገር አንድነት፤ ሉዓላዊነትና ሕልዉና ነቀርሳ የሆነ አንድ ዘር፣ ጎሣ ወይም ማህበረሰብ ይመንጠር! እንክርዳድ ይነቀል! ጀርመኖች ታሪክ በፍላጎታቸዉ እንድሄድ አድርገዋል፡፡ በአይሁዶች ላይ ቆራጥ እርምጃ ወስደዋል፡፡ ሕዝባዊ ሥራ በሕዝብ ተሠርቷል፡፡ ሕዝብ ታሪክ ይሠራል፡፡ ሕዝብ ተኣምር ይፈጥራል፡፡ የጀርመን ሕዝብ በቁጣ ገሥግሷል፡፡ አይሁድ እንዲጠፋ በተግባር አቋም ይዟል…”፡፡“…The Ethiopian people wasted a golden period of history. How can eradicating the chaff be contemplated without public participation? A race, tribe or community that is a cancer for national unity, sovereignty and existence shall be eradicated! The chaff shall be removed. The Germans changed the course of history according to their wishes. They took a decisive action against the Jew. A public work was performed by the people themselves. The people make history. The people make miracles. The German people have marched in fury. It has taken a concrete stance that the Jew shall be eradicated…”
    …ይሁዶችን ምኩራብና ንብረት የማዉደም ተግባሩን አጠናክሮአል፡፡ጀግና ባለበት ሁሉ የጀግንነት ተግባር ይታያል፡፡ ጀርመኖች በተግባር ቆመዋል፡፡ ልብ ያለዉ ሕዝብ የልቡን በድርጊት ይመነዝራል፡፡…ነቀርሣ ዘር፤ ጎሣ ወይም ማህበረሰብ በዚህች ሀገር ላይ ሊኖር አይገባም፡፡ ሰዎች ነንና እንደሰዉ እናስብ፡፡ ጠላትንና ወዳጅን ለመለየት በአስተዉሎት እጥረት ወርደናል…፡፡ “…The German people intensified its destruction of Synagogues and properties of the Jew. Heroisms are witnessed wherever there is a hero. The German has stood resolutely. A brave translates his wishes into action. The cancer race, tribe or community shall not live in this country. We are human beings, let think like one. We are lacking the aptitude to distinguish allies from enemies…” (አስኳል ጋዜጣ፣ ሰኔ 15 ቀን 1996 ዓ.ም.)
    ይህ ነዉ እንግድህ እ.አ.አ የ2014ቱ ወርቃማዉ የነፃነት ብዕር ተሸላሚ ያደረገዉ፡፡
    I would like to advise to read more to narrow your knowledge gap, rather than vomiting words on this forum and stop your branding game stupid narrow nationalists.
    Long live the united Ethiopia!

  16. dinka says:

    dear all super assholes ,,weather u jailed him or u hang him , , a hero remains a hero!! He fight with his pen ,,,we still have many freedom fighters but they may not fight with a pen anymore.

    • idris says:

      Try it! you tried it already, ask your father, Megistu and ….
      You have also tried it with your “modern” father, shebya and ….. .
      go on trying, and Ethiopia is living you behind.

  17. Alula says:

    Whether anti Ethiopia’s development westerners awarded a pen or a pencil to haters, Ethiopia will continue to build itself in order to revive its former glory! That’s what fanatic Neo liberalists want, someone like Eskinder who preaches genocide! It doesn’t give any sense at all!

    Get list Judea! Hitler said “get lost Judea”but at the end of the day , Hitler himself was lost forever! History tells us that whatever one wish for others one will get it for himself!
    GOD bless Ethiopia!
    God bless the EPRDFites!

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