Tag Archives: Media Bias

Biased Media Attacks on Ethiopia Endangered Horn of Africa Region

a baradge of biased media attacks on Ethiopia recently aimed at undermining the PM effort to preserve Ethiopia's sovereignty
The exaggerated hysterical claims are designed to inflame public opinion against the government of Ethiopia. (Map: Al-Jazeera)

BY LAWRENCE FREEMAN

In January 2021, the world witnessed a barrage of attacks on Ethiopia aimed at undermining the efforts of Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed to preserve the sovereignty of the Ethiopian nation. This is a dangerous gambit not only for the potential harm it can trigger for the people of Ethiopia, but also for the security of the Horn of Africa. Continue reading Biased Media Attacks on Ethiopia Endangered Horn of Africa Region

‘Unprincipled’ Journalism and Activism on Eritrea

The narratives on Eritrea are deliberately misguided. Context and critical thinking are nonexistent. Many of the stories and reports are released and published often with minimal or no fact-checking. It is little surprise that this has often led to the publication of countless far-fetched, sensationalized, racist, and ultimately debunked stories about Eritrea.

BY RUBY SANDHU

Principled activism and journalism, which are fundamentally rooted in the adherence to the tenets of integrity, honesty, ethics, facts, and the basic principle of “do no harm” are important cornerstones of an advanced functioning democracy. Continue reading ‘Unprincipled’ Journalism and Activism on Eritrea

The BBC: Guardian or Suppressor of Truth

BY YAFET ZEREOU

As a child growing up in the Horn of Africa, I always used to wonder why my mother had a deep mistrust of the BBC. She would label any gossip monger or liar as ‘BBC’. What made my mother’s insight into the BBC more remarkable was that at the time nearly everybody would have their ears pinned to the crackling shortwave BBC news broadcasts and took their word as the Gospel truth. Continue reading The BBC: Guardian or Suppressor of Truth

Eritrean News Agency Requests Al-Jazeera to Rectify its Biased Stance

Losing credibility everywhere. We had repeatedly urged Al Jazeera to refrain from biased and skewed reporting on Eritrea. But our request continues to be ignored.

BY PAULOS NETABAY

Dear Mr. Al Anstey, CEO of Al Jazeera Media Network


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I refer to a derogatory article: “Eritrea: Anecdotes of indefinite anarchy” that was posted in Al Jazeera’s  website on Thursday (July 6) last week.  The article in question essentially dwells on a barrage of vitriol against Eritrea by a notorious author who routinely engages in a smear campaign against the country. Continue reading Eritrean News Agency Requests Al-Jazeera to Rectify its Biased Stance

Whoever Controls the Media is Afraid of Eritrea

Vindicating Isaias Afwerki: Watching Eritrea crawl from another angle

By Beaton Galafa,

A United Nations report on migrants daring death in their thousands on the Mediterranean earlier this year shocked the world. In Africa, we shook heads as we failed to understand how an Eritrea at peace with itself would be such a great exporter of refugees through leaked boats across the Mediterranean. It was hurting.

A month later, there was some real bad news on Asmara. This time, there was a little shift from the misery suffered by the common Eritrean, to the elite. Their president, Isaias Afewerki, was reported to be the least richest president on the continent. It was very unprecedented for a leader who’s stayed in power ever since Eritrea attained independence from its powerful neighbour Ethiopia in 1993. Continue reading Whoever Controls the Media is Afraid of Eritrea