Why is the Ethiopian diaspora so influential?   BBC

Press Freedom in Ethiopia  The Washington Post

On Ethiopia’s Internet shutdown   Quartz

On Protest Movements in Ethiopia  Quartz

The Politics of Death in Ethiopia  Reuters

Ethiopian Bloggers Await Trial     BBC

Mapping the Dead in Ethiopia   Witness Media Lab

Zone 9   Daily Emerald University of Oregon Student Publication

Prisoners of Conscience” University of Oregon, School of Journalism and Communication

Student Profile University of Oregon, School of Journalism and Communication


I am a  SubSaharan Africa Editor for Global Voices. My writings for Global Voices can be found here

Show Trails in Ethiopia    CPJ

Why I Translated Digital Security Tools in to Amharic  EEF

On Protest Movements in Ethiopia   The Guardian


In 2015/16 I along with my other colleagues run an online campaign when my colleagues were arrested in Ethiopia. You can read more about it here.

I have had a Q and A session about the campaign on the The Guardian

Digital Security/Encryption

In an ever connected world digital security and surveillance self-defense is important. I have worked on a couple of projects that will advance journalists literacy of digital security. I have translated EFF’s Surveillance Self Defense (tools, tips and tutorials) in to Amharic. My work was featured in the following video.