Friday, April 9, 2021

Ethiopia's Conflict in Tigray: Challenges of Controlling Information

 Foreign Affairs posted on 8 April 2021 a commentary titled "Ethiopia's Perilous Propaganda War: Efforts to Control Information Are Only Hardening the Country's Divisions" by Nic Cheeseman and Yohannes Woldemariam.  

The news blackout in Tigray Region at the beginning of the conflict only added to the misinformation coming from all sides.  In addition, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has put himself in a vulnerable position by relying so heavily on Eritrean troops in Tigray while also charging them with atrocities.  

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