An increasingly effective and technically sophisticated form of censorship is emerging on the African continent: the blocking of critical websites and social media. Ethiopia, where Facebook and Skype are curtailed, is leading the way, inspired by China.
Ethiopia is also a donor darling of the West, amid accusations of violent repression by prominent human rights organizations. We ask the question: does the curtailing of freedom of expression go hand in hand with development?
Our main guest is a 39-year-old Ethiopian journalist who was sentenced to life in prison on terrorism charges in Addis Ababa. He is living in exile in Amsterdam and presents a news show on Ethiopian Satellite Television.
Guests: Fasil Yenealem ( Ethiopia/Netherlands)
Jan Abbink ( Netherlands)
Presentation: Winnie Onyimbo