The Eritrean Community in Italy calls on all the Italian press to verify their sources for the false news story they have published or to retract it.
The Eritrean community in Italy and the world live with anguish on the new international media attack against Eritrea where the false news of “28 deaths and more than 100 injured in Asmara” is reported as an anti-government protest. To report the news first was an Ethiopian Associate Press (AP) reporter who quotes as the source an armed opposition group based in Ethiopia. Continue reading The Eritrean Community Requests Correction to the Italian Press→
The court case of Meseret Bahlbi against Mirjam van Reisen, a Dutch University Professor, is a single significant moment for Eritreans Diaspora with the right to live without intimidation in Europe and elsewhere from influential individuals with clear political objectives.
The case was brought by Meseret Bahlbi, a young Dutch-Eritrean man who grew up in the Netherlands, after his name and that of his family’s was repeatedly besmirched in the media and his reputation was tarnished in his place of work by Mirjam van Reisen and her associates. Continue reading Meseret Bahlbi -The Antithesis of ‘Linchpin Spy’→
During the struggle for Eritrea’s independence, with the gag order on any information on Eritrea in academia and in the mainstream media in place, it may have been difficult, but it was not impossible for Eritreans to get information about the liberation movement and developments in Eritrea.
The few landlines that were available in Eritrea at that time meant that news from home was still slow in coming and Eritreans were at the mercy of the mainstream media for information. But that changed when the Eritrean Diaspora decided to help with the establishment of the Voice of the Masses (DimtsiHafash) in 1979. Taped reports and faxes of reports, were distributed widely throughout the Eritrean Diaspora communities and Eritreans were able to get direct information from the ground. Continue reading Cyber Eritrea→
The Community of Eritreans residing in Italy writes to inform you of the discomfort we have suffered for years because of the Italian newspapers and journalists who have targeted our country publishing, almost daily, defamatory articles on Eritrea. These incessant and cruel stories hurt us to the point that we have started to feel singled out and persecuted by the Italian media.