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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New Year Call for Peace: from the local civil society organizations in Ethiopia

The original version is in Amharic and is accessible here. Our country Ethiopia is facing a multifaceted crisis in Tigray, Amhara, South and West Oromia, Somali, Afar, Benishangul-Gumuz and Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People of Ethiopia due to the conflicts that are rapidly expanding. Because of the unfolding conflicts, many unarmed civilians were killed; a […]

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