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CPJ, Rights Groups Slam Dawit Kebede; NED Stops Funding

Dawit Kebede, editor of Awramba Times, with his boss, Bereket Simon, the notorious jailer of Ethiopian journalists
Widely suspected as a TPLF undercover agent, Dawit Kebede (right), editor of Awramba Times, was reportedly “forced into exile” with a mission to sowing division among the pro-democracy Ethiopian Diaspora. Exposed, Dawit flew back to the fold of TPLF in Addis, and now poses for a photo with his boss, Bereket Simon, the notorious jailer of Ethiopian journalists

By Tamru Ayele,

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

CPJ Press Freedom ‘Hero’ Says Right Groups are Tools for Western Hegemony

“CPJ is a tool for western hegemonic ambition” – Journalist Dawit Kebede, 2010 CPJ International Press Freedom Hero

By Tamiru Ayele,

ETHIOPIAN journalist and former CPJ “press freedom hero” have accused the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) as being one of the tools for imposing “Western hegemonic ambition”.

Dawit Kebede, managing editor of Awramba Times, who was one of the four recipients of CPJ’s International Press Freedom Award in 2010, launched the scathing attack against CPJ and leading international human rights groups in a recent interview with ETV, the state-run television.

He claimed that organizations such as CPJ, Freedom House, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, Oakland Institute and the International Crisis Group are tools of advancing Western hegemony.

“These organizations are part of an overall allegiance to control the world under one single ideology,” he said. Continue reading CPJ Press Freedom ‘Hero’ Says Right Groups are Tools for Western Hegemony