CPJ Internet Channel: High-tech censorship on the rise in East Africa

29 Jun

Ethiopia has always been a country at the cutting edge of Internet
censorship in Africa. In the wake of violence after the 2005 elections, when
other states were only beginning to recognize the potential for online
reporters to bypass traditional pressures, Meles Zenawi’s regime was already
blocking major news sites and blog hosts such as blogspot.com. Some sites and web
addresses have been blocked for their reporting ever since, including exiled
media like Addis Neger Online and Awramba
Times
.

from Committee to Protect Journalists http://cpj.org/internet/2012/06/high-tech-censorship-on-the-rise-in-east-africa.php

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