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Ethiopia jams opposition TV

February 14, 2017

By Chris Forrester

BBC Monitoring is reporting that the Ethiopian government is “blocking” two pro-opposition services – the Ethiopian Satellite Television (ESAT) transmissions and Oromia Media Network (OMN) from reaching their viewers and users.

Amsterdam-based opposition Ethiopian Satellite TV on its Facebook page said: “The dictatorial Ethiopian government has blocked two major independent media – Ethiopian Satellite Television and Oromia Media Network – from reaching the Ethiopian people”.

Jawar Mohammed, Minneapolis-based Oromo activist and founder of OMN, on his Facebook page said: “The TPLF (Tigray People’s Liberation Front, dominant party in the ruling coalition)-led Ethiopian government is trying to block OMN from reaching Ethiopia. I suspect, they might have got a new technology from China. However, I am certain OMN’s technicians and our service providers will override and keep OMN on air in Ethiopia”.

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