The management of the Ethiopian Satellite Television and Radio (ESAT) announced that it would soon stop transmitting its news and programming via the Russian AM44 satellite, one of its two satellites, due to pressure from the Russian government. The management said, however, that ESAT will continue its transmission to Ethiopia via its second satellite, Arab Sat.
In a desperate attempt to silence an independent Ethiopian TV and radio broadcasting service, the Ethiopian government has reportedly sent a high level delegation to Russia. It was found that the primary mission of the delegation was to demand the Russian government to drop from its satellite the broadcasting of news and programming by the Ethiopian Satellite Television and Radio, known popularly as ESAT. Continue reading High Level Ethiopian Delegation Sent to Muzzle ESAT From Russia Fails→
IT was revealed last month that not only does Ethiopia’s minority regime jams satellite broadcasts of its neighbors in a deliberate act of vandalism causing great outage and disruptions to African and Middle Eastern television audiences, the TPLF regime has also hired and trained internet bloggers to harass and troll Eritrean websites as well as Ethiopian ones that are opposed to its rule.
If you have ever wondered why there has been a recent explosion of obnoxious Tigrayans posing as Eritreans and writing a lot of nonsense about Eritrea and its government, there is your answer. These trolls TPLF hired hang around Eritrean websites 24/7 to defame, harass and blacken Eritrea’s image on the web. Continue reading TPLF’s Malicious Practices and Bantustanization of Ethiopia→
Earlier this month, Liliane Landor, acting Director of the BBC World Service Group, has joined directors from Deutsche Welle, France 24, and the US Broadcasting Board of Directors which oversees the Voice of America, in condemning Ethiopia for intentional jamming of the satellite broadcasts
Satellite fleet operator Eutelsat alleges that a high-powered ground antenna located on Ethiopian territory has repeatedly jammed programming Eutelsat satellites. Arabsat of Saudi Arabia has made similar allegations, also pinpointing Ethiopia.
SATELLITE fleet operator Eutelsat said intentional interference, which accounted for just 5 percent of the disruptions to its fleet in 2010, was responsible for 15 percent of the signal disruptions in 2013.
IN an attempt to reduce online criticisms and shower positive image of itself, the Ethiopian Government recently start to train and recruit paid attackers on the web to anything critical of its administration, the Ethiopian Satellite Television Service (ESAT) reported.