Tag Archives: Disinformation

Al Jazeera Appears to Lend Itself to TPLF Disinformation

What is missing is a media that dares to call a spade a spade and clearly identify the TPLF as the perpetrator, not the victim, of this disaster that it brought itself over Tigray.

Be it Al Jazeera or any other news media, it is clear that they have a responsibility to report the truth, and should try very hard to avoid presenting hearsay and politically tainted false news as facts on the ground.

BY ROBERT CROWE | AFRICAN MEDIAS

The signing of the peace agreement between Eritrea and Ethiopia on 9th July 2018 in Asmara, the Eritrean capital, brought to an end twenty years of hostility between the two countries. One would think that peace after so long would be welcome by all, but the Tigray People Liberation Front (TPLF) — former ruling party in Ethiopia — made it its life ambition to reverse the new found peace and revert back to the previous state of war. Continue reading Al Jazeera Appears to Lend Itself to TPLF Disinformation

Ethiopia Cabinet Approves New Bill to Fight Fake News

The Council of Ministers has just approved hate speech and dissemination of fake news draft bill.

BY SAMUEL GEBRE | BLOOMBERG

Ethiopia’s cabinet of ministers approved the ‘Computer Crime Proclamation’ that aims to prevent hate speech and dissemination of fake news. Ethiopia’s cabinet approved a law to combat hate speech and the dissemination of false information. Continue reading Ethiopia Cabinet Approves New Bill to Fight Fake News

In Ethiopia, Disinformation Spreads Via Facebook Live as Political Tensions Rise

Online conspiracy theories, political rants and rumors shape current discourse.

BY ENDALK CHALA | GLOBAL VOICES

On July 18, two Ethiopian protest groups clashed in front of the Ethiopian embassy in Washington, DC, as Ethiopia’s tense national politics spread to its diasporas. Protesters demonstrated their opposition to the current government, waving flags missing the characteristic yellow pentagram, a symbol of Ethiopia’s collective national identity. Continue reading In Ethiopia, Disinformation Spreads Via Facebook Live as Political Tensions Rise

Press Release // Al-Jazeera’s Relentless Campaigns of Disinformation

Al-Jezeera have started, once again, spewing false and ludicrous allegations against Eritrea; this time re: a secret UAE run military prison in Assab.

BY MINISTRY OF INFORMATION

The Doha-based Al-Jezeera TV Stations – both English and Arabic Channels – have been spewing false and vicious news about Eritrea this week. This is not, of course, the first time for these Channels to broadcast ludicrous allegations against Eritrea. Continue reading Press Release // Al-Jazeera’s Relentless Campaigns of Disinformation