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ESAT to Stop Transmission via Russian Satellite

ESAT to discontinue Russian Satellite service for its transmission
ESAT to discontinue Russian Satellite service for its transmission

By ESAT News,

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.

The management also assured its audiences in Ethiopia and worldwide that it has signed an agreement with another satellite company and its transmission of alternative news and programming would continue unabated.  Continue reading ESAT to Stop Transmission via Russian Satellite

High Level Ethiopian Delegation Sent to Muzzle ESAT From Russia Fails

WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH. Known for muzzling independent press and dissenting views inside the country, the Ethiopian regime has gone as far as asking the Russian government to deny ESAT the use of its satellite.

By ESAT News,

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

TPLF’s Malicious Practices and Bantustanization of Ethiopia

TPLF increasingly paranoid. Recent explosion of obnoxious Tigrayans posing as Eritreans troll nonsense on the social media about Eritrean people and government

By Bereket Kidane,

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

AIB Condemns Satellite Jamming by 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

The Ethiopian government has been condemned internationally for the flagrant violation of the clearly established international procedures on operating satellite equipment

By RadioWorld,

THE Association for International Broadcasting (AIB) has condemned the authorities in Ethiopia who are carrying out jamming of satellites operated by Arabsat and Eutelsat.

Programming from a range of regional and international broadcasters has been affected by jamming that technical research shows emanates from the territory of Ethiopia.

The jamming has affected AIB Members including the BBC, Deutsche Welle (DW), France 24 and Voice of America (VOA), as well as a number of other channels from the Middle East and North America.  Continue reading AIB Condemns Satellite Jamming by Ethiopia

Ethiopia Accused of International Airwaves Banditry

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.

Pinpointing the source of intentional jamming …. Ethiopia becomes the leading International airwave bandit

By Peter B. de Selding,

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.

The tripling of intentional interference events, tied in part to the expansion of Eutelsat’s fleet serving Middle Eastern and African television audiences, is unlikely to drop in 2014 with the latest round of jamming by an unidentified source in Ethiopia.  Continue reading Ethiopia Accused of International Airwaves Banditry

Ethiopia Recruits Bloggers to Attack Opposition and the Eritrean Government

Regime in Paranoia? From Jamming satellite transmissions, blocking websites, criminalize using Skype and arresting bloggers to training paid social media recruits?

By ESAT,

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.

In the the second round of new recruits, 235 bloggers were trained in Adama,  Nazeret town, focusing on how to shape public opinion on Facebook and other social media technologies by posting comments and documents that support the regime. Continue reading Ethiopia Recruits Bloggers to Attack Opposition and the Eritrean Government