October 17, 2016

"A state of emergency declared in Ethiopia last week is growing more draconian by the day."

quartz: Posting updates on the current status of the country, hit by anti-government protests since last November, is now a crime, the government said over the weekend. by Lily Kuo

'Watching Oromia Media Network and Ethiopian Satellite Television and Radio, outlets run by the Ethiopian diaspora supportive of the protesters, is also illegal.

'“The military command will take action on those watching and posting on these social media outlets,” Siraj Fegessa, Ethiopia’s minister of defense, said on state television. Those who violate the terms of the state of emergency risk imprisonment of three to five years.'

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