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Carol Pineau says, ‘In Eritrea, the Experts on Eritrea are Eritreans’

“The only experts are nationals of their own countries” – Weh Yeoh

Carol Pineau is an American Journalist with a long career in journalism in Africa. Here is she sharing her views and experiences of Eritrea.

BY BILLION TEMESGHEN | ERITREA PROFILE

Carol Pineau is an American journalist who has worked in Africa for many years representing the biggest news agencies of the world. Her first visit in Eritrea impacted her profession the most as she describes the Eritrean experience as a process of unlearning the ‘white savior responsibility’. Continue reading Carol Pineau says, ‘In Eritrea, the Experts on Eritrea are Eritreans’

Martin Plaut is Giving Journalism a Black Eye

Journalism is dying because it is being murdered by irresponsible and agenda-driven clowns such as Martin Plaut.

By Amanuel Biedemariam,

Eritrea’s existence as a sovereign nation, and a full member of the United Nations, is a product of the hard-working, independent, resilient, and self-reliant people that overcame all odds and came out victorious.

Martin Plaut, is a western agent of death, propagandist that claims to be a journalist. He has been on the quest to undo hard won independence and to see the endless suffering of the Eritrean people. Continue reading Martin Plaut is Giving Journalism a Black Eye

US Lauds Eritrea for Releasing Journalists

“We encourage the Eritrean government to take immediate steps to release additional detainees” – Jen Psaki

By U.S. State Department,

THE United States on Tuesday said it “welcomes” the news that six journalists have been released on bail in Eritrea after being held for six years.

State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki said, the U.S. noted with deep concern that the Eritrean government continues to detain other journalists, reportedly as many as 17.

She said, the U.S. encourage the government of Eritrea to take immediate steps to release these additional detainees, all persons detained on the basis of their religious beliefs, members of the G-15, and all other political prisoners. Continue reading US Lauds Eritrea for Releasing Journalists

Eritrea Released Six More Journalists

ENCOURAGING STEP. Reports indicate there are only 16 so called “Journalists” remained in detention.

By Reporters Without Borders,

REPORTERS Without Borders is happy to learn of the release on bail of six Eritrean journalists who had been held since February 2009.

They are Bereket Misghina, Yirgalem Fisseha Mebrahtu and Basilios Zemo of Radio Bana, Meles Negusse Kiflu, who worked for Radio Bana and Radio Zara, Girmay Abraham of Radio Dimtsi Hafash and Petros Teferi.

“We are delighted to learn of the release of these six journalists, which is an exceptional development […], said Cléa Kahn-Sriber, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Africa desk. At this point, we don’t have additional information about the circumstances of their release or their state of health. We will obviously follow the situation closely.” Continue reading Eritrea Released Six More Journalists

Journalism as a Disguised Spy Profession

Spies Disguise as Journalists or Journalists as Spies? As CIA continues deployment of its gents as journalists, how many of these ‘useful idiots’ we Eritreans have among us?

By Bruh Tesfa,

AS I was driving home from shopping one afternoon I decided to turn the radio on to keep abreast on the latest news. It was one of those radio talk shows that broadcast news hourly and present sociopolitical commentaries in between 7/24/365. The topic of the discussion was….you guessed it right, Sony’s controversial movie “The Interview” and North Korea.

The content of the movie, which had to be cancelled in many theaters across the US due to imminent threat of retaliation, was supposedly about assassination plot against North Korea’s leader who was portrayed in demeaning ways.

The Host of the show, Monica Perez, a self-confessed libertarian, had this to say about the whole drama before opening the phone line for discussion. Continue reading Journalism as a Disguised Spy Profession

VOA Horn of Africa Service Chief Peter Henlein Removed

The VOA administration finally settled the controversy behind the story that involves Ethiopian Prime Minister and Azusa Pacific University (APU) by clearing the person responsible for the confusion

By Dawit Ashenafi,

THE Voice of America has removed Peter Heinlein as Chief of the Horn of Africa service after investigation into allegations of deliberate distortions and professional misconduct.

VOA Director David Ensor convened the section staffers last Friday and made a surprise announcement that Heinlein was replaced by his Senior Advisor William Marsh. Continue reading VOA Horn of Africa Service Chief Peter Henlein Removed