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Media Coverage of Eritrea’s Achievements: Allergic and Formulaic

The media has been allergic to any good news about Eritrea
The media has been allergic to any good news about Eritrea. Like a political tsunami, the story of Eritrean athletes at the Tour de France almost shuttered the misrepresentation created by the corporate media and the whole world once again started to see the true image of the country and its people through these young men.

By Sophia Tesfamariam,

THIS has been an exciting week with Eritrea’s cyclists, Daniel Teclehaimanot and Merhawi Kudus, who are not only making history as the very first Africans in the 102 year old history of the Tour de France, but are also forcing mainstream media into reluctantly acknowledging not just their presence on the Tour, but also their athletic excellence and sportsmanship. The mainstream media has been allergic to any good news about the State of Eritrea, its leadership or its people. This historic moment in cycling history, will also take note of the racism that is wittingly or unwittingly perpetuated by journalists and sportscasters, while it showcases Eritrea’s many talents…and successes. Continue reading Media Coverage of Eritrea’s Achievements: Allergic and Formulaic

Eritrea Born Meraf Bahta Becomes Europe’s 5000m Champion

Eritrean-Swedish Meraf Bahta is Europe’s 5000m Women’s Final Champion

By TesfaNews,

ERITREA born Meraf Bahta Wins Gold for Sweden in the Women’s 5000 Meters Final European Athletics Championship Zurich 2014.

European 1500m Champion and the race’s favorite Sifan Hassan finished second.  Continue reading Eritrea Born Meraf Bahta Becomes Europe’s 5000m Champion