You are viewing a read-only archive of the Blogs.Harvard network. Learn more.

Ethiopian Internet control measures continue to garner concern

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is the latest group to voice concerns over Ethiopia’s increasingly draconian Internet control, even as the government justifies these measures as a safeguard against telecom fraud. On Monday, CPJ outlined its concern about new sophisticated censorship methods employed in Ethiopia, which the group said may encourage other authoritarian regimes […]

Ethiopia criminalizes VoIP services like Skype with new law

Update (7/2/2012): According to some news organizations, Ethiopia’s telecommunications law is in draft form and has not yet been ratified, despite earlier media reports to that effect. Ethiopia’s new telecommunications law, which was ratified last month, essentially makes the use of Internet-based communications like Skype and GoogleTalk a crime punishable by up to 15 years […]