Ethiopia Insightis creating the current affairs platform Ethiopia needs
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You will be consulted every month for your reviews of Ethiopia Insight's output and advice on future coverage.
This will give you an opportunity to shape our coverage and let us know where we can improve.
We believe that the more interaction we have with our readers, the better our journalism will be.
Ethiopia Insight is impartial and strives for maximum objectivity. We report with reliability on Ethiopian current affairs. In our first year, we built a reputation for some of the best and most in-depth analysis of a turbulent period in Ethiopia.
Our focus is producing incisive analysis on one of Africa's largest and most important countries. We also have a diverse, fact-checked opinion section.
Ethiopia Insight is run by Crisis Group Senior Analyst for Ethiopia William Davison, a British citizen with a decade’s experience in Ethiopian journalism. Jonah Wedekind, an Ethiopia-focused academic who studies political economy and ecology, is a co-editor.
Despite being Africa's second-most populous country, Ethiopia suffers a lack of independent reporting with a weak private media in Addis Ababa and almost none elsewhere in a country of more than 100 million people.
There is a pressing need for improved coverage, particularly as a new leadership promises rapid democratization of this strategically critical African nation.
Currently, Ethiopia Insight is volunteer-run. We are seeking donations to initially fund Ermias Tasfaye, who covers Oromia, and Kulle Kursha, who is based in Hawassa and is focused on Southern Nations. We aim to have specialists covering the entire country.
If most regular readers donate just $10 a month, we will be able to significantly expand and improve our coverage.
So, if you like what we have done so far, please support our efforts to produce more lively, non-partisan, hard-hitting Ethiopian journalism.
Your contribution will help pay for:
1. Internet and telephone expenses
2. Travel costs
Kulle is a law lecturer at Hawassa University. His focus is on Ethiopia's federal system and Southern Nations politics. reform agenda.