Germany and UK ambassadors to Asmara have been summoned earlier this week by the Foreign Ministry to seek clarification over broadcasting of ‘unbridled smear’ campaigns by their respective State-funded broadcasters, the DW and BBC Tigrinya.
Eritrea’s foreign ministry summoned Germany’s ambassador to Asmara earlier this week over “unbridled smear campaigns” by the state-funded international broadcaster, the Deutsche Welle (DW), against the country, Eritrea’s Information Minister Yemane Gebremeskel has said. Continue reading Eritrea Summons German and UK Ambassadors Over Smear Coverage
“The only experts are nationals of their own countries” – Weh Yeoh
Carol Pineau is an American Journalist with a long career in journalism in Africa. Here is she sharing her views and experiences of Eritrea.
BILLION TEMESGHEN | ERITREA PROFILE
Carol Pineau is an American journalist who has worked in Africa for many years representing the biggest news agencies of the world. Her first visit in Eritrea impacted her profession the most as she describes the Eritrean experience as a process of unlearning the ‘white savior responsibility’. Continue reading Carol Pineau says, ‘In Eritrea, the Experts on Eritrea are Eritreans’
Al-Jazeera’s futile attempts to disparage Eritrea will not diminish Eritrea’s critical role in the region. It will only further corrode the Channel’s relevance and credibility.
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Al-Jazeera English TV channel has ratcheted up its smear and defamation campaigns against Eritrea these days. The stats tell it all: Inside Story ran three programmes in the past month alone; Al-Jazeera’s has also chipped in to broadcast two programmes of vitriol in the same period. AJ-Stream Continue reading Al-Jazeera: A Persistent Campaign that Remains Hollow and Futile
– the need for accountability – the internet never forgets! –
BBC reporting on Eritrea and the need for some kind of accountability.
RUBY SANDHU & YAFET ZEREOU
The Eritrean diaspora have been outraged with the uncalled-for and against the Government of Eritrea by a certain outlandish diatribe Yemane Nagish (Nagish), a journalist with the Nairobi-based BBC Tigrinya Service.
Continue reading BBC Reporting on Eritrea
“I will stand with the people of Eritrea as long as I have a voice”- Dr. Samuel Mahaffy
As per his wishes, Dr. Samuel Mahaffy (ወዲ ሰንዓፈ – 1952- 2016) was recently laid to rest in his childhood town of Senafe.
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Samuel Mahaffy (Ph.D.) was born to an American family in Asmara on August 21st, 1952. He grew up in the beautiful small town of Senafe. His childhood, much of which was spent in the diverse communities of Eritrea, shaped his identity. Continue reading ‘Wedi Senafe – ወዲ ሰንዓፈ’: Dr. Samuel Mahaffy
A series of politicized campaigns waged against Eritrea in recent years have impacted the country negatively and violated the collective rights of its people.
As developments toward peace and cooperation quickly unfold in the Horn of Africa, it is important to reflect upon the series of politicized campaigns waged against Eritrea. Although the campaigns differed in terms of their approach and implementation, they all negatively impacted the country and violated the fundamental rights of its people. Continue reading Sanctions and the Negative Campaigns Against Eritrea
The narratives on Eritrea are deliberately misguided. Context and critical thinking are nonexistent. Many of the stories and reports are released and published often with minimal or no fact-checking. It is little surprise that this has often led to the publication of countless far-fetched, sensationalized, racist, and ultimately debunked stories about Eritrea.
Principled activism and journalism, which are fundamentally rooted in the adherence to the tenets of integrity, honesty, ethics, facts, and the basic principle of “do no harm” are important cornerstones of an advanced functioning democracy. Continue reading ‘Unprincipled’ Journalism and Activism on Eritrea
Understanding Eritrea. Rather than focusing on a single perspective and restricting the discourse and narrative of Eritrea, a broader range of views and perspectives should be encouraged toward promoting constructive dialogue, increasing accuracy, enhancing reliability, and enriching overall understanding.
FIKREJESUS AMHAZION (PhD )
I recently read the article, , authored by Ms. Ruby Sandhu, an international human rights lawyer. The article was well-written, thoughtful and perceptive, full of detail, balanced, and offered important background and context about Eritrea. Non-Conformist Eritrea Continue reading “Non-Conformist Eritrea”: Extending the Conversation