This session will discuss human rights and media freedom in Ethiopia, invite questions about safety in the context of the recent conflict there and enable interaction between stakeholders, including the IGF Secretariat and Ethiopian IGF Committee.
On 17 June 2020, APC collaborated with other organisations to submit a contribution to the draft Telecommunications Licensing Directive No. 1/2020. In the contribution, we recommend the Ethiopian Communications Authority consider international recommendations, as well as best practices in other countries both regionally and globally.
The joint submission by APC and partners focuses on opening up the telecommunications market to smaller regional/local operators and community networks that fill the gap that large operators leave behind.
In this last week there has been an uproar in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual and queer people in Ethiopia, and also a backlash of online threats, harassment and violence.
The APC community will be actively participating in the celebration of World Press Freedom Day 2019 on 3 May. We asked APC network members around the world to share their views and strategies for protecting freedom of the press and information, especially during crucial times like elections.
In a letter to the Ethiopian Prime Minister-designate, a coalition of over 40 civil society organisations express their concern regarding the recent arrests of journalists and human rights defenders.