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BBC Reporting on Eritrea

– the need for accountability – the internet never forgets! –

BBC reporting on Eritrea and the need for some kind of accountability.

BY RUBY SANDHU & YAFET ZEREOU

The Eritrean diaspora have been outraged with the uncalled-for and outlandish diatribe against the Government of Eritrea by a certain Yemane Nagish (Nagish), a journalist with the Nairobi-based BBC Tigrinya Service.
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The Economist’s Tom Gardner – Savior Complex?

Time to end the misleadingly simplistic, culturally ill-informed, and politically dangerous narratives about Eritrea and the Horn region.

Ulterior political motives aside, the problem with some mainstream media journalists, such as Tom Gardner, is their condescending attitude and misguided belief that they can dissect complex realities and processes in any African country in a couple of days visit. That’s an insult to the people’s intelligence.

BY SOPHIA TESFAMARIAM | SHABAIT

Much of western media coverage of the Horn of Africa tends to focus on negative attributes or problems. So when Eritrea and Ethiopia signed the “Peace and Friendship Declaration” on 9 July 2018, followed by the Joint “Declaration on Brotherly Relations and Comprehensive Cooperation” by Eritrea and Somalia on 30 July 2018, and then a visit by President Salva Kiir of South Sudan to Eritrea, there was expectation that the tone would change and the negative views on Eritrea that had persisted for a couple of decades would improve. Continue reading The Economist’s Tom Gardner – Savior Complex?

Just What is Your Point Martin Schibbye?

Martin Schibbye wrote a very confusing and difficult-to-follow article on “Blankspot” about Eritrea with a very ambiguous title yet no substance. We can’t help but ask what he actually is trying to discover.

BY ALEM FISSHATZION

Martin Schibbye wrote a very confusing and difficult-to-follow article on 25th March 2018. The article was posted on his own website “Blankspot” and was in Swedish. The article was supposed to be a coverage on Eritrea with the very ambiguous title: “Will the president’s cows prove to be decisive factor in Eritrea’s future?”  Continue reading Just What is Your Point Martin Schibbye?

Mainstream Media and the Asmara ‘Massacre’ that Never Happened

Context and critical thinking are nonexistent within coverage on Eritrea, and various stories and reports about the country 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 and claims about Eritrea.

The mainstream media and it’s one-sided, unfair, biased, inaccurate and reductive narrative on Eritrea.

BY MELA GHEBREMEDHIN

Mass protest. Mass rally. Indiscriminate gunshots. Mass casualties and death”. These are some of the sensationalist words and phrases used to create buzz and portray events as simply black and white. They are often also used without nuance or context.

Earlier this week, Eritrea made the headlines after a group of teenagers walked down the streets of Asmara to voice their discontent against normative administrative measures – in practice all over the country since 1995 – that the Ministry of Education instructed the strident school principals to observe. Shouting “Allahu Akbar”, the boys, mostly aged around 14-15, were walking from their neighborhood, Akria, towards the Ministry of Education. Continue reading Mainstream Media and the Asmara ‘Massacre’ that Never Happened

Local Media Interview with President Isaias

President Isaias Afwerki conducted an extensive interview with local media on January 28, 2017 focusing on projected public development programmes and other issues.

By Shabait,

Eritrea’s local media conducted an extensive interview with President Isaias Afwerki yesterday mainly focusing on projected public development programmes for this year and other issues of importance to the domestic audience.

The two-hour long interview was broadcast live on Eri-Tv and Dimtsi Hafash radio station. Continue reading Local Media Interview with President Isaias

Neamin Zeleke Resigns from ESAT

ESAT’s Managing Director Mr. Neamin Zeleke, announces his resignation effective Jan 1, 2016 to take other responsibilities.

By ESAT News,

Ato Neamin Zeleke today announced that he is resigning from his Managing Director position at the Ethiopian Satellite Television and Radio (ESAT) effective from January 1, 2016.

Burdens from other commitments and to make room for other responsibilities is the reason for his sudden departure.

ESAT Board of Directors, in the meantime, is looking for a new manager who would oversee the day-to-day activities of ESAT on a full-time basis. Continue reading Neamin Zeleke Resigns from ESAT