THE Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), Oakland Institute (OI) and Survival International (SI) have strongly rejected and condemned Dawit Kebede’s recent claims against several global advocacy groups.
The groups said such an irresponsible and unsubstantiated allegation that has no factual basis is not expected of someone who claims to be a journalist committed to informing others.
Dawit Kebede, who was one of the four recipients of CPJ’s International Press Freedom Award in 2010, recently appeared on the state-run ETV and accused CPJ, Oakland Institute , Freedom House, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, International Rivers, Survival International and the International Crisis Group of being tools of imposing Western hegemony. Continue reading CPJ, Rights Groups Slam Dawit Kebede; NED Stops Funding→
The Lie: Eritrea supports an Ethiopian terrorist organization with $500,000 (Sudan Tribune, Awramaba Times)
The Truth: Is it a coincidence that Dr. Berhanu Nega, an influential Ethiopian opposition leader, is being called an Eritrea-funded “terrorist” on the same exact day that he was supposed to testifybefore the House Committee on Foreign Affairs in a session labeled “The Future of Democracy and Human Rights in Ethiopia”?
These accusations against Dr. Berhanu originate from a June 20, 2013 article published by Awramba Times, which links to an allegedly leaked audio with the alleged voice of Dr. Berhanu claiming to have received $500,000 from Eritrea to support the work of the opposition movement Ginbot 7 and Ethiopian Satellite Television (ESAT). Continue reading Sudan Tribune and NED Supports “Terrorist” Awramba Times→