Ethiopia Free Press Journalists Associations said is not Participating Any Free Press Journalists the 26th Celebration World Press freedom day Conference
former Private Journalist Wosenseged Mersha Demissie IFJ & CPJ Corespondent from Ethiopia
Across The World three days Conference and celebrating the world Press Freedom meeting is finished in Ethiopia Friday .
This the 26th Celebration World Press freedom day Jointly Organized UNESCO , The Africa Union Commission & The Government of Ethiopia .
By this Conference there is no any Private Jourenalist is not participate in This Meeting even though the Free Press Jourenalist President from Ethiopia Wondwosen Mekonnen he Said that ” i am President of free press Jourenalist from Ethiopia But any body is not call me (invent me) not only me most of them a free press Journalists is not invited this Conference ” i ask Wondwosen Mekonnen for me “for example ” he said ” Wosenseged can you participate This Conference ? ” my Answer was “No! ” Wondwosen Mekonnen Continue the Conversions ” Imagine not only you it also many free press jourenalist to Live Ethiopia the last 25 or 26 years many Obstacles passes by Press but any Jourenalist is not Participate this international Conference ”
“From This Conference any free press jourenalist i didn’t see him i am so sorry” he said Wondwosen Mekonnen
I ask him another Question to Wondwosen Mekonnen may be the Ethiopia Free press Association very week because in this time you are not challenging like before . that is the big problem is that write or no Wondwosen Mekonnen ” No i am Challenging my self not Supported Other person because many Free Press Jourenalist in this time to Live Out side Ethiopia for Example Like you that is the big Problem .. for me i am happy my Association again reforms by New Candidness or Repersantative Free Press Journalists ”
how to watch or what you thinking The Ethiopia Free Press in this time ” The Ethiopia Free Press not like before “he said Wondwosen Mekonnen
The Ethiopia Government jammed broadcast signals Voice Of America’s (VOA ) , Ethiopia Satellite Television (ESAT) & Oromiya Media Network (OMN) it also blocked web based media & Social Media Sites. 2018 was generally a good year for Journalists In July 2018 Network Interference Confirmed 264 Previously blocked website Accessible including diaspore media( VOA), (ESAT),(OMN) in Africa Second .after Eritrea buggiest Jailer of Journalists in up to 2015 , In 2019 Ethiopia has no Jourenalist in its Prisons .They Were Released .before it is prisons they were all released.
By this things Reporters without Borders in their World Press Freedom Index 2019 Say Ethiopia ranked 110 out of 180 countries Surveyed in 2018 , has Climbed 40 Places .
World Press freedom day was Proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in December 1993 ,following the recommendation of UNESCO’s General Conference Since then every May 3 has been dedicated globally as the World Press freedom day .