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BBC Reporting on Eritrea

– the need for accountability – the internet never forgets! –

BBC reporting on Eritrea and the need for some kind of accountability.


The Eritrean diaspora have been outraged with the uncalled-for and outlandish diatribe against the Government of Eritrea by a certain Yemane Nagish (Nagish), a journalist with the Nairobi-based BBC Tigrinya Service.
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Views and Musings about the BBC

The BBC and mainstream media coverage about Eritrea have often reinforced, misguided and outdated views and perspectives with minimal or no fact-checking.


Last week, it was revealed that Eritrea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs would be summoning the British Ambassador. Although this development was precipitated by the recent highly provocative and questionable comments made by a BBC Tigrinya Language Service program ‘journalist’ in regard to Eritrea, the country’s Ministry of Information noted that the problem was, in fact, much deeper and extended beyond the latest remarks. The recent series of events raises many interesting points of discussion. Here, I will briefly touch upon a few. Continue reading Views and Musings about the BBC

BBC Launches [Propaganda] Websites for Ethiopia and Eritrea

The BBC has launched three websites in Amharic, Afaan Oromo and Tigrinya as part of its expanded propaganda network to the Horn of Africa.


The BBC World Service has launched three websites for Ethiopia and neighbouring Eritrea as part of its biggest expansion since the 1940s.

The sites would be a “source of truth” in a region with limited independent media, said BBC editor Will Ross.

The Amharic, Afaan Oromo and Tigrinya sites’ launch will be followed in a few months by the launch of radio programmes in the three languages. Continue reading BBC Launches [Propaganda] Websites for Ethiopia and Eritrea