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What happened? On July 15, the license and registration directorate of the Ethiopian media Authority (EMA) called the General Manager of JAKENN Publishing PLC, the publishers of Addis Standard publication, requesting members of Addis Standard online publication to come to EMA office with the copy

Left to right: Bekalu Alamrew, Yayesew Shimeles, Abebe Bayu, Fana Negash, Fanuel Kinfu and Meheret Gebrekirstos By Bileh Jelan @BilehJelan  Addis Abeba, July 12/2021 - The Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) issued a statement discussing the arrest of Awlo and Ethio-Forum journalists and staff members and urging

Bekalu Alamirew of Awlo Media (Left), Abebe Bayu of Ethio Forum (Right)Photo: Social Media, Ethio Forum By Etenesh Abera @EteneshAb  & Mahlet Fasil @MahletFasil Addis Abeba, July 02/2021- Addis Standard learned that 12 journalists at two online media platforms were arrested in the last two