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Views and Musings about the BBC

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The BBC and mainstream media coverage about Eritrea have often reinforced, misguided and outdated views and perspectives with minimal or no fact-checking.

BY FIKREJESUS AMHAZION (PH.D.) | SHABAIT

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

Hailemariam Desalegn’s BBC Interview, Fraudulent Accomplice of Tyranny

No matter how much the BBC and other media prop the Ethiopian government through their sham, fraudulent and misleading reporting, and no matter how much they try to sanitize its crimes and keep it afloat, at the end of the day, they cannot save it from its own people. “He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind.”

By Amanuel Biedemariam,

During a short interview with the BBC World Service, Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn of Ethiopia made some outlandish statements about Eritrea’s national service and migration among a host of issues that he touched upon poorly. There is nothing that surprises the people of Ethiopia and the region about how inept and embarrassing the regime in Ethiopia is.

The only surprise here is the insistence of the British authorities, EU, US and their institutions that try to present the EPRDF clique as legitimate representatives of the people contrary to facts on the ground. This is in stark contrast to public sentiments, denial to the constant breach of the rule of law and glossing over the crimes against humanity being perpetrated by EPRDF thugs that have terrorized the region for decades.  Continue reading Hailemariam Desalegn’s BBC Interview, Fraudulent Accomplice of Tyranny

BBC Acknowledges Inaccurate Reporting on Eritrea

BBC admitted inaccurate information has been used in one of its Eritrea reports.

BY TESFANEWS

A COMPLAINT filed by an Eritrean against one misleading story on Eritrea by a certain BBC reporter have reached into a resolution today.

The complainant, Yafet S., contested that the story in question consists a number of inaccuracies and he considered somehow derogatory towards Eritrea, including the statement that says “A 2011 UN report estimated that about 70% of Eritreans cannot meet their food needs on their own.”

After a lengthy process, though, the BBC Editorial Complaints Unit today acknowledged that the story, in fact, contains a number inaccurate information that are entirely misleading. Continue reading BBC Acknowledges Inaccurate Reporting on Eritrea

Lampedusa: In Search of the Truth Behind the Trafficking of Eritrea’s Youth

No amount of writing tales would absolve the crimes committed by these opportunists from being judged by history and the Eritrean people whose children paid the ultimate prize for their shenanigans.

By Sophia Tesfamariam,

It has barely been two months since the tragedy in Lampedusa and the very personalities involved in the trafficking of Eritreans were gathering to sell a book about refugees and asylum seekers and trying desperately to implicate the Government of Eritrea in a criminal enterprise only they and their sponsors know about. Continue reading Lampedusa: In Search of the Truth Behind the Trafficking of Eritrea’s Youth

Ambassador Gerahtu Response to Trafficking Allegations

A report compiled by Meron Estifanos and Mirjam Van Reisen that published by the Guardian yesterday alleges the “Eritrean Military Trafficking Youngsters”

By BBC Africa,

Eritrea’s Ambassador to the UK and Ireland, Tesfamichael Gerahtu, responds to allegations that as many as thirty thousand Eritreans have been kidnapped and tortured in the Sinai desert over the last four years. Continue reading Ambassador Gerahtu Response to Trafficking Allegations