Ethiopia’s addiction to Kana TV

From a half dozen individuals working from cafés and borrowed offices for the first six months formulating the business plan and strategic direction, Kana TV has grown to occupy four floors of a tower block in the centre of Addis Ababa. It has around 180 mostly young Ethiopian staff – the median age is 25, with 50% female – including a dubbing team of about 100.

የኢትዮ-ቻናል ጋዜጣ አሳታሚ እና ማኔጂንግ ዳይሬክተር ታሰሩ

የኢትዮ-ቻናል ጋዜጣ ማኔጂንግ ዳይሬክተርና የሳምሶን አድቨርታይዚንግ ዋና ስራ አስኪያጅ ጋዜጠኛ ሳምሶን ማሞ እና የኢትዮ-ቻናል ጋዜጣ አሳታሚ የዜድ ፕሬስ ዋና ስራ አስኪያጅ ወ/ሮ ዘውድነሽ ታደሰ ባለፈው ሐሙስ በፖሊስ ቁጥጥር ስር ዋሉ፡፡ ወደ 6 የሚሆኑ መለዮ የለበሱና ሲቪል የላንቻ ፖሊስ ጣቢያ አባላት ጋዜጠኛ ሳምሶን ማሞን አስገድደው የያዙት ሐሙስ ማለዳ ወደ ቢሮው በሚገባበት ወቅት ነበር፡፡ የኢትዮ-ቻናል ጋዜጣ ዋና…

Even on Bloody Feet

The November 10 issue of Newsweek magazine has come up with an article by the legendary Haile Gebresilsie entitled, Even on Bloody Feet. I couldn’t surmise whether Haile himself wrote the article or some consultant shaped Haile’s narration into a well-written magazine article. I don’t often come across an African writer on TIME.  And I…

Children starving, again, in Ethiopia

On the eve of the 17th anniversary of Ginbot 20 cellebration when EPRDF is hyping up the glory of its victory, the country is tensioned between various political and social complications among which the famine being the most mind boggling one. See full report of the famine in some regions where 3 mil. children are…

Meznagna reappeared with an alias

The late weekly Amharic newspaper Meznagna has reappeared on market after two years with another name Addis Neger. The newspaper had gained huge popularity during Election 97 with its deep, analytic and scholarly political reporting. However, the paper was the victim of the political turmoil that prevailed following the election which eroded almost all private…

The ‘We’ media

An article on the weekly sports newspaper, “Ethio-Sport”, by Abiy Teklemariam has inspired me to write this article based on his writings. At the begging of his article he wrote, “The new media is on our closer reach. Internet has changed media’s identity. As post-modernism created a stir in arts and literature, liberal economics made…