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Fact-Checking Training for Ethiopian media to combat dis/mal/mis-information

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (2021): With the increasing production, distribution and consumption of digital content, the spread of misinformation on various online media platforms has gathered speed in Ethiopia, in the past few years, fanning ethnic strife, causing distrust among a variety of groups and cultures, eroding tolerance and co-existence among people and communities, and more …

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Ethiopia’s New Media Law Opens Sector for Investment and Self-Regulation

February 2, 2021 February, 2021, is shaping up to be one of the most instrumental periods in the history of the Ethiopia’s media sector. How? On the 2nd of February the Ethiopian legislative body has taken a monumental step in adopting a new media law; a piece of legislation considered to be the most progressive …

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ETHIOPIA IS UNSHACKLING THE MEDIA, BUT TRUE INDEPENDENCE WILL DEPEND ON REFORMS

Ethiopia’s government communications minister has said media and communication reforms are underway with key stakeholders invited for all-hands-on-deck improvement agenda. But what are the important changes the country’s media needs to undergo to function properly? Henok Fente of MERSA Media Institute explains on a special report for CIMA.  By Henok Fente Just a few months ago, …

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