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Ethiopia 'blocks' Al Jazeera websites

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03/18/13

  08:07:56 pm, by admin, 214 words  
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Ethiopia 'blocks' Al Jazeera websites

Ethiopia 'blocks' Al Jazeera websites

Traffic to English and Arabic websites has plummeted since the network aired coverage of protests in August last year.

Al Jazeera’s English and Arabic websites are reported to have been blocked in Ethiopia, raising fresh fears that the government is continuing its efforts to silence the media.

Though the authorities in Addis Ababa have refused to comment on the reported censorship, Google Analytics data accessed by Al Jazeera shows that traffic from Ethiopia to the English website had plummeted from 50,000 hits in July 2012 to just 114 in September.

Traffic data revealed a similar drop for the Arabic website, with visits to the site dropping to 2 in September from 5,371 in July.

A blogger, who cannot be identified for his own safety, said Ethiopian censors had been targeting Al Jazeera since the Qatar-based network began airing coverage of ongoing protests against the way in which spiritual leaders are elected in the Horn of African nation.

The steep decline in web traffic began on August 2 last year, the same day that Al Jazeera Mubasher aired a forum with guests denouncing the government's "interference" with Muslim religious affairs, and three days after Al Jazeera English published an article detailing deadly ethnic clashes between two of the country's southern tribes.


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Comment from: Banda Geday IV [Visitor]
Banda Geday IV

what are the odds that Garbage Achmed will side with Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani (again)?

03/18/13 @ 20:19
Comment from: AGAZIT WOMAN [Visitor]
AGAZIT WOMAN

Al jazeera and most fucken arabs have no business in ethiopia.The day will come when fascist dirty islamists ethiopians and thier master arabs will be chased out ethiopia with punitive damage.Belom neziome Guhafe wedi Guhafe.Al jazeera the mouth piece of Arab Agendas.

03/18/13 @ 20:42
Comment from: AGAZIT WOMAN [Visitor]
AGAZIT WOMAN

All arab media ,language,culture,religous should be band in Ethiopia and those coward dirty ethiopians who try to import dirty fanatic Arab religon to Ethiopia should be hunted down like animals and face due process of the law before they spread thier anti woman,anti peace religon in the secular state of ethiopia.

The ethiopia government should band all arab media,website,radio that finds its way to broadcast in EThiopia.

03/18/13 @ 20:50
Comment from: Zionist jews [Visitor]
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Zionist jews

you devils ethiopians ( Amhara and Tigre) , We ( Zionist jews ) gave you our man Jesus To worship , we Gave you Bible ( Book of hatred and Murders )to live by , Am very happy see you animals hate those people who see as our enemy. We The Jews hate Christians, we just love to them like wild animals. you stupid wild animals , if you dont hate people see as enemies of Jews , then you are Doomed. http://www.evilbible.com/ Read these Evile Bible we ( The zionist ) jews ivented for stupid and animals like people Amhara and Tigre Haters and Murderers. Ok !!

After hating and killing Muslims and Arabs on behafl Of Zionist Jews ( Your Gods ). then say : ” jesus is Love ! ” ok . thank you

03/18/13 @ 21:17
Comment from: Daniel [Visitor]
Daniel

we Tigre and Amhara, we worship Jews and white people. then we hate Muslims and Arabs. then we say ” jesus Is love ” .as the person said above .we are just hypocrites and haters.

03/18/13 @ 21:33
Comment from: Seattle [Visitor]
Seattle

“Ethiopia is the second-highest jailer of journalists in Africa after neighboring Eritrea, were seven journalists are currently detained.”

well know where the culture of jailing Journalists and intolerance for criticism come from. Shabia and Woyane, former rebels in arm who spent years together in the bush have the same mentality when it comes to dealing with opposition. This culture didn’t come today. It has been there all along. No one should be surprised.
Woyane started with blocking the opposition websites, then on VOA, Deutsche Welle and now Aljazeera? you think it will stop there? The thinking is that they can outlast everyone by blocking information from ordinary citizens, but in contrary they are speeding their fall. It seems the stupid dedebits are digging their own grave yard.

03/18/13 @ 21:34
Comment from: hmmmm [Visitor]  
hmmmm

from: Zionist Jews [Visitor]
dude, we know about Zionism and the racist book- elders of Israel as well as the Babylonian Talmud . But surprised when you call others devils. Sounds like you don’t know what goes on behind the scenes among your Zionist leaders.You may think they run the world, and they do. But they themselves are being run by the very evil you decided to label others with- the Devil!

from: AGAZIT WOMAN [Visitor]
hmmmm, I have no word… but I just wonder if you really use your brain and have something we call heart. Easy lady, try to have a heart

03/18/13 @ 21:34
Comment from: converted [Visitor]
converted

@ zionist
u do know 17 % of amharas are muslims , u do also know more then 50% oromos are christians, muslims and christians are in every ethnic group in ethiopia , no need to hate dude.

now as far as aljezeera its main interest is to propagate its arab geopoltics , i say ban the whole shit, by the way it is not allowed in USA either so wts a big fuz

03/18/13 @ 21:52
Comment from: Halafi Mengdi [Visitor]
Halafi Mengdi

“Jib Kehede Wusha Chohe”

So many people telling Meles stop allowing Arabs and other fanatic religious people to the country but Meles chose the green dollar they bring with them than the long term harm for the country. Ethiopia has been the island of all religion host country for the last 14 years and Meles planted the hate religions in Ethiopia and Ethiopians are feasting the fruit of the Meles trees and his TEFENDESO program.

The blame goes solely to Meles and his followers Adwa and Axum, no one else about the situation of Muslim in Ethiopia. The shocking thing is the Axum people supposed to be religious and dedicated to Axum Tsion but we found out they are the biggest traitors not only to Orthodox religion but their country Tigray. Those people do not see anything to their way coming beyond their own bellies.

03/18/13 @ 21:53
Comment from: Seattle [Visitor]
Seattle

Given the chance, TPLF is the first in line to be interviewed on Aljazeera. The deceased former head Woyane was one of the regulars on Aljazeera so was Bereket Wushet Simon.
Only when things didn’t work their way is when Bereket Bekt and his cohorts try to critize and try to block Aljazeera.
This is not Addis Zemen Gezetta, or Dimitsi Woyane Tigray,You can’t haven’t your way.

03/18/13 @ 21:55
Comment from: TrueNews [Visitor]
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TrueNews

the reason why Aljezeera is abnned :

Ethiopian annihilation of the Ogaden people. Besieged, abused, ignored

In the harsh Ogaden region of Ethiopia, impoverished ethnic Somali people are being murdered and tortured, raped, persecuted and displaced by government paramilitary forces. These actions are carried out with the knowledge and tacit support of donor countries, seemingly content to turn a blind eye to war crimes and crimes against humanity being committed by their brutal, repressive ally in the region.
http://www.redressonline.com/2013/02/ethiopian-annihilation-of-the-ogaden-people/

03/18/13 @ 22:01
Comment from: TrueNews [Visitor]
TrueNews

Sec. of State Hillary Clinton: Al Jazeera is ‘Real News’, U.S. Losing ‘Information War’“Al Jazeera has been the leader in that are literally changing people’s minds and attitudes. And like it or hate it, it is really effective,” she said.

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/03/sec-of-state-hillary-clinton-al-jazeera-is-real-news-us-losing-information-war/


03/18/13 @ 22:12
Comment from: ፊታውራሪ Free [Member]

Seattle, What an irony in the past it was the Same Arabs who are masquerading as defenders of free press now that have trained, shaped, molded, financed and whatnot traitor Shabea and Woyane in their longstanding mission to destroy Ethiopia. The monkey Arabs cannot fool us twice. If i were breket the kebt, my target would be the television program[pan-arabist propaganda] instead of the website. Sadly, it is still tv, not the internet, that is the biggest source of information in the country.

03/18/13 @ 22:14
Comment from: TrueNews [Visitor]
TrueNews

Al Jazeera makes major U.S. expansion
The cable news network is building a new broadcast center in Washington and planning bureaus in eight cities across the USA.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2013/02/18/al-jazeera-washington-new-york-expansion/1927585/

03/18/13 @ 22:22
Comment from: My2cents [Visitor]
My2cents

Any good reporting regardless of where it comes from is appreciated. Al Jazeera used to be known for broadcasting Bin Laden’s videos, but have grown by leap and bounds since because of Gulf States’ deep pockets. After buying Al Gore’s cable channel, they are know included in the regular American cable lineup. But Al Jazeera will always be a biased media because it has to satisfy it’s core audience which are Arabs and the middle east for the most part. But forget AJ and focus on taking ESAT international. Why not make ESAT a pan African biggie? Hire professionals, divide it into an English and Amharic and go everywhere.

03/18/13 @ 22:52

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