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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Monitoring Social Media Conversation: The Conflict in Ethiopia, National Dialogue and Negotiation among Parties to the Conflict FEB 26 – MAR 25

Several Controversial issues related to the conflict in a part of Ethiopia and the negotiation between parties to the conflict continue to control the social media atmosphere. The video showing the security forces burning a living human has shocked social media users. Patriarch Abune Mathias’s interview and the subsequent response from Daniel Kibret, advisor to […]

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Social Media Situation Report on the Conflict in Ethiopia (July 26 – August 25, 2021)

Summary On August 3, 2021, BBC reported about another possible series of human rights violations in the westernmost parts of Tigray, which is still under the control of Amhara forces and the Eritrean army.  Bodies with gunshot wounds and hands tied behind their backs have washed up in a river in Sudan that borders Ethiopia, […]

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Social Media Situation Report on Tigray Conflict April 1 – May 25, 2021

The conflict on Tigray is aged seventh months now. It is to be recalled that state of emergency declared by the Ethiopian parliament on November 4, 2021, has its applicability lapsed now. No extension was made by the parliament. However, in practice, Tigray remains under the rule of thecommand post. All restrictions including that of […]

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RIGHTS DEPLUMED: Mapping the Human Rights Impact of Internet Shutdowns in Ethiopia (Research Report)

Executive Summary By Yohannes Eneyew Ayalew (PhD Candidate, Faculty of Law, Monash University (Australia)) May 2021 Internet shutdown is a growing challenge in Ethiopia. Since 2016, the internet shutdown has been imposed more than ten times in major events happening in Ethiopia, in the wake of high-profile assassination in Bahir Dar and Addis Ababa, and […]

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