A Statement of Appreciation of the Permanent Cessation of Hostilities and Call for Commitment to its Implementation

We the undersigned local Civil Society Organizations appreciate that the government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (FDRE) and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) have signed an agreement to the permanent cessation of hostilities and restoration of the constitutional order. We admire the courage and determination the parties demonstrated to reach the peace agreement.  […]

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Call for Internship

Date of Issue: October 18, 2022 Deadline: October 23 Location: Addis Ababa Type of Appointment: Full-time paid internship Duty Station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Number required: three The Center for the Advancement of Rights and Democracy (CARD) is a board-led, for-not-profit organization registered in Ethiopia under the Civil Societies Law 1113/2019 with registry number 4307. CARD […]

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Why Ethiopia Needs a Robust Data Protection Policy Urgently

The Global Context In 2006, the British mathematician Clive Humby coined what is now the popular phrase “data is the new oil”.  In 2022, five of the top-earning corporations around the world are working in the area of information and communications. Throughout the years, not only corporations working in the area of communications but also […]

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BUSINESS TRAMPLED: Demystifying the Impact of Internet Shutdown on Start-up Businesses in Ethiopia

The Center for the Advancement of Rights and Democracy (CARD) has launched its research report on the impact of the internet shutdown on start-up businesses in Ethiopia in a panel discussion held today on the 4th of October 2022 at the Golden Tulip hotel in Addis Ababa. The research report titled “BUSINESS TRAMPLED: Demystifying the […]

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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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