#FreeZone9Bloggers: The Case of the Zone 9 Bloggers in Ethiopia

There was a need for an alternative voice in Ethiopia. A group of young Ethiopian bloggers wanted to spread awareness on human right violations. They chose to call themselves “Zone 9 Bloggers″, a name referring to the zones of the notorious Kality prison, where political prisoners and journalists are being held. The prison has eight zones, but the ninth “zone” refers to the rest of Ethiopia. Even if...

13 Mar 4:32 PM 0 Read More...

State of World Press Freedom in 2015

Which countries enjoy the greatest levels of freedom around the world? Freedom House - an organization dedicated to promoting free institutions worldwide has released its quinquennial status report on global freedom which provides a comprehensive overview. The Independent compared the differences between freedom levels in 1995 and 2015 in detail featuring several Statista charts. This chart shows countries ass...

13 Feb 12:49 PM 0 Read More...

#IFF2013 Fellows Tour Civic Society Org in Washington, DC

The Washington, DC Chapter of the Internet Society describes the 2013 Internet Freedom Fellows as "Six Heroes Of The Internet" who are working hard to route around firewalls and filters in other to go about their online activities in promoting Human Rights, Innovation and Freedom of Speech both Online and Offline. There’s an informal discussion and reception hosted in our honor at the George Mason Univers...

12 Mar 11:30 AM 1 Read More...

IFF2013: The Internet in Africa - What's at Stake?

I'm very honoured and privilege to be part of the 2013 Internet Freedom Fellowship program by the Office of Public Affairs at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations. The fellowship follows up on the US Ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Council - Amb. Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe’s pledge to find innovative ways to promote the use of the Internet in support of Human Rights issues and Innovati...

06 Mar 5:55 AM 0 Read More...

Kondzi - A Short-Film Highlighting Plight of Pregnant Women in Ghana

On Wednesday, February 13, 2012 a new TV series that is part drama, part documentary, part discussion aimed at educating the general public on The Millennium Development Goals (Maternal Health issues) was launched in Accra. My good friend Ivy Prosper is working on this year-long project which is documenting challenges women in Ghana's rural villages face during pregnancy, access to health-care and childbirth. T...

18 Feb 4:24 PM 0 Read More...
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