The Ethiopian online journalism in the struggle

Endalk Chala

News web logs, U-tube and Podcasting make up the new forms of journalism, a profession that looked quite different a decade or two ago. If anything that remains of the past, it would perhaps be the basic principles of journalism which are accuracy, truth telling, and faire and balanced reporting.

Many Ethiopians believe that Ethiopian journalism has been slow to develop distinctive forms in response to the new contexts provided by the internet. Hailu Hunduma a post-graduate student at Addis Ababa University who constantly searching for Ethiopian blogs on his desktop agrees with the fact that Ethiopian journalism has been slow to develop online form of journalism ‘That is true…a lot of people say that. We don’t know yet what the Net makes possible because we’re still asking how the journalism we’ve known and loved translates to the new medium – or doesn’t.’

Furthermore, one famous Ethiopian journalist as well…

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