Ethiopian Voices: Blogging For Democracy

Ethiopian Voices: Blogging For Democracy

Kojo sat down with three pro-democracy bloggers during his recent visit to Ethiopia.

Conversations about Ethiopian politics are often complicated by internal and external factors. The country is a strong U.S. ally in a tumultuous region, but after what critics termed a "very tightly controlled" election in 2010, several opposition leaders and journalists have been jailed. Still, activists in Ethiopia feel it’s important for their voices to be heard at home and abroad. Kojo sat down with three pro-democracy bloggers during his recent visit to Ethiopia.

Guests

Soliyana Shimeles

blogger, Zone9

Befekadu Hailu

blogger, Zone9

Abel Wabella

blogger, Zone9

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