35 local CSOs condemn prohibition of peace call press conference

A gathering of 35 local CSOs preparing to give a joint press conference on an “urgent call for peace” condemned their prevention from making the call by personnel in civilian and military attires who claimed to have been sent by “a government body.” In an online press conference these CSOs issued following the ban, they […]

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CARD identifies gaps in the draft data protection law

The Center for the Advancement of Rights and Democracy (CARD) identified rooms in the draft personal data protection (PDP) proclamation of Ethiopia and gave recommendations for revision before the law is adopted and enacted. First introduced in 2020 by the Ministry of Science and Technology (MiNT) and later updated in 2021, the draft bill acknowledges […]

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Open Call for Sustainable Peace and Unfettered Freedom of Expression in Ethiopia

May 3, 2022 Addis Ababa To:  The Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, All Regional Presidents, Minister of the Government Communication Service, Minister of Ministry of Justice,  Minister of Ministry of Peace, General Director of the Ethiopian Media Authority, Chief Justice of FDRE Federal Supreme Court, Minister of Ministry of Women and […]

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Ethiopia: Election Year Social Media Review

The Center for Advancement of Rights and Democracy (CARD) has been running multiple activities to contribute to the general elections of Ethiopia in 2021 including representing observers under the coalition of civil societies, facilitating televised debates among political parties, running online voters’ education as well as monitoring social media conversations to see the trends and […]

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Protect Yourself: a guide for social media users

CARD has developed a guide for social media users to protect their safety online in different languages. The guide starts with how to protect one’s safety on social media, community standards of Facebook, and ends up with practical guides to identify and analyze disinformation and hate speech. The guide is developed in Amharic, Afaan Oromo, […]

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