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The Open and Shameful Swedish Media Bias Against Eritrea

The exquisite art of war unleashed against Eritrea by the Swedish media
The exquisite art of war unleashed against Eritrea by the Swedish media today has a mismatch of monumental proportions. It’s characterized by a systematic trend of instilling hate on Eritrea by creating barriers, distortions, lies and myths about Eritrea. FAIL.

By Alem Fisshatzion,

THERE is no doubt in my mind that it would be easier for a leopard to change its spots than for the Swedish media to change its bias stance against Eritrea. It is no secret that media in Sweden is in general a very bias within its own echelons, and very much so, depending on its party colors.

In a debate article in Aftonbladet on 8th July 2005, one Lars Nord, a researcher on mass media at the faculty for democracy at Mittuniversitetet wrote: “The mass media are not bias”, but quickly goes on to add: “but the winner has a higher news value than the looser”.  Continue reading The Open and Shameful Swedish Media Bias Against Eritrea

Letter from Eritrean Communities in Italy to the Italian Order of Journalists

Eritrean Communities in Italy collectively addressed their concern, in writting, to President Vincenzo Iacopino of the Italian Order of Journalists regarding the deliberate and targeted attack by certain journalists and media outlets in the country against Eritreans and their country

By Media Committee Italy,

DEAR President Vincenzo Iacopino,

The Community of Eritreans residing in Italy writes to inform you of the discomfort we have suffered for years because of the Italian newspapers and journalists who have targeted our country publishing, almost daily, defamatory articles on Eritrea. These incessant and cruel stories hurt us to the point that we have started to feel singled out and persecuted by the Italian media.

Dear President, if you counted how many times in the last two years the Italian journalists have abused the name of Eritrea, you would comprehend that our country – out of the 54 in Africa – is the main target of this morbid attention. That way you would understand our deep discomfort.  Continue reading Letter from Eritrean Communities in Italy to the Italian Order of Journalists

The Plight of Ethiopian Migrants in Somalia

Unhappy with what life in Ethiopia offered to them, tens of thousands of Ethiopians migrate to Somalia in search of a ‘Better Life’

By Al-Jazeera,

ANKLES deep in brown canal water, freshly plucked green weeds in both muddy hands, Abdi Muse Kalon cannot stop grinning. He says life here has given him a second chance – a better chance.

Risking his life, Kalon walked for more than four months from Ethiopia to get to Bossaso, a port city nestled next to the Red Sea in Somalia’s northeast.

Kalon is one of at least 10,000 Ethiopian migrants who have crossed over from neighbouring Ethiopia and settled on the southern coast of the Gulf of Aden in the past five years, according to local authorities.  Continue reading The Plight of Ethiopian Migrants in Somalia