Addis Abeba, July 30/2021 – The Deputy Director of the Ethiopian Media Authority (EMA), Yonatan Tesfay, and Normal Supervisor of Ahadu Radio, Tibebu Belete, stated overseas media organizations are disseminating distorted and unfaithful details about Ethiopia, hindering the worldwide group from understanding the actual state of affairs on the bottom.
Talking to state owned ENA, Yonatan blamed the biased protection of the worldwide media throughout the federal government’s “regulation enforcement operation” in Tigray State and stated it has hindered the worldwide group from understanding the reality.
Yonatan additional accused overseas media of staying silent concerning the authorities’s final month announcement of the “unilateral ceasefire”. “Once we come to the current stand of the overseas media shops after the unilateral ceasefire, there are not any extra experiences of ceasefire,” ENA quoted him as saying.
Equally, Tibebu, who leads the native FM, Ahadu Radio, accused overseas media of getting “paid actors” and “lobbyist teams.” “When TPLF was in energy and dedicated great and ruthless human proper abuses in Ethiopia, these media shops didn’t say something. However now they’re intentionally attempting to painting the nation heading towards turning into Syria, Libya and different international locations as a result of these are paid writers and there are lobbyist teams in varied media shops,” ENA quoted Tibebu.
He additionally accused individuals who seem as “journalists and analysts” of advancing the agenda of the “terrorist TPLF.”
Each Yonatan and Tibebu referred to as on the Ethiopian public to “stand united to push again” towards such coordinated media assaults and recommended the federal government to “fill the data hole” by having a coordinated data heart.
As well as, each reiterated the necessity to have interaction in varied overseas languages to deal with misinformation campaigns towards Ethiopia. To this finish, they referred to as on the participation of Ethiopians in the usage of social media “to face guard” and “defend towards destructive campaigns” and “present the reality.” AS