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Ethiopia unblocks 264 websites as reforms

(EBC; June 22, 2018) - Ethiopia has unblocked 264 websites and TV channels in the latest reform under its new prime minster, Dr. Abiy Ahmed.

Fitsum Arega, Chief Staff, Prime Minister Office, who disclosed the news on twitter today said “freedom of expression is a foundational right that other rights depend on”.

A free flow of information is essential for engaged and responsible citizenry, Fitsum said, adding: only a free market of ideas will lead to the truth.

The unblocked websites include ESAT and OMN.