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Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation Criticized for Failing Its Responsibilities

EBC-CriticizedMay 7, 2017 - Members of Ethiopian Parliament criticized the Ethiopian Broadcasting Corportation for failing to live up to its responsibilities as a public media, according to the Reporter. The members of parliament said the corporation is influenced by public officials and does not always serve the interests of the Ethiopian people.

The corporation was also criticized for tedius programming and increasing reliance on advertisements, according to the report.

The corporation General Manager, Seyoum Mekonnen, acknowledged some of the problems the corporation is facing, and even cited examples of interference from some public officials. As an ex

Turkish TV Series Popularity Growing in Ethiopia - Ambassador

Turkish-TV-series-popular-ethiopiaFebruary 7, 2017 - The international popularity of Turkish TV series has spread around the world over the years, and Ethiopia is not an exception, according to Daily Sabah. The number of Ethiopian viewers watching Turkish series has seen a significant hike in recent years and it goes hand in hand with an increase of locals' interest in Turkish culture, Turkey's ambassador to Ethiopia said.

The Turkish Ambassador in Addis Ababa, Fatih Ulusoy said, "In Ethiopia, over the last one and a half years, Turkish TV series has been very popular."

Talking of the TV series, the ambassador said that Turkish dramas such as '

Ethiopian Broadcasting Authority Gives Satellite Television Licenses

Broadcasting authority gives licensesOctober 29, 2016 - The Ethiopian Broadcasting Authority (EBA) has officially given satellite television licenses to Fana Broadcasting Corporate (FBC), Walta Information Center (WIC) and Arki Broadcasting Service. It is the first time that such licenses have been given to private institutions.

At a ceremony held at the Sheraton Addis Hotel on Wednesday, October 19, 2016, the Authority signed several agreements with the licensed companies and also encouraged them to start their work as soon as possible.

EBA also signed an agreement with Tana Communication Plc and Metals and Engineering Corporation (METEC) to manufactur

Popular TV Show Excites Interest with Controversial Character

By Meron Tekleberhan


Sew Le Sew - Ethiopian TVAddis Ababa, May 21, 2012 ( - Ethiopian Television, not usually well-known for reflecting the prevalent issues within the society, seems to have struck a chord with ‘Sew Le Sew’ a soap opera style TV drama. The popularity of the show has increased with every episode aired after the 9:00pm evening news on Wednesdays for more than a year.


Ethiopian Cinema: After Some Delay, 'Mefenkele Setoch' Opens in Addis Ababa

By Seble Teweldebirhan


Mefenkle SetochAddis Ababa, July 21, 2011 ( - It is possible to imagine the legendary author Sibhat G/egziabher publishing another controversial book or may be giving an interview or writing an article for a newspaper on matters our society considers a taboo. Anyone who knows the man can imagine him doing crazy things like marrying a woman four ti

5th Addis International Film Festival Concludes with Dismal Performance

 By Seble Teweldebirhan


5th Addis film festival concludesAddis Ababa, June 29, 2011 ( - The 5th Addis International Film Festival concluded on Monday at Sebastopol Cinema. The festival ran from June 23-26 and exhibited around 140 documentary and short films from all over the world. The films were presented at Sebastopol Cinema, British Council, Alliance E

Ethiopian Made Films Are Few and of Poor Quality, Say Experts

By Seble Teweldebirhan


YeketerhutAddis Ababa, June 23, 2011 ( – This week, a new film titled ‘Yeketerkut’ or ‘My Employee’ was opeedn in Addis Ababa at National Theater. The 1:40 hour film was produced by Kasim Ibrahim and Zabia Film Production. The film is a romance/tragedy that shows a family ruined by a boy who joined them as an employee of the family business. The daughter, the maid,

PM Meles Addresses Ethiopian Artists on the Future of Art in Ethiopia

By Seble Teweldebirhan


PM Meles addresses Ethiopian artistsAddis Ababa, June 8, 2011 ( - Prime Minister Meles Zenawi showed an unusual interest on the Ethiopian show business today by calling a general meeting of artists, actors, directors, writers, musicians, singers and producers. Probably for the first time in his 20 years rule, the PM appears to consider the power of art in the society’s socioeconomic a

Big Brother Africa Launches New Season; Hanni, Danny to Represent Ethiopia


By Seble Teweldebirhan

Hanni representing Ethiopia in Big Brother AfricaDannyAddis Ababa, May 5, 2011 ( - Big Brother Africa, the biggest and most watched reality sh

Can Ethiopian Films Take Off?

Ethiopian News - Ethiopian FilmEthiopian News - Aida AshenafiAddis Ababa, August 18, 2009 -- Aida Ashenafi’s critically acclaimed film Guzo (The Journey) will become the first Ethiopian movie to be shown on Ethiopian Airlines. It is the same company that provided a sponsorship grant of 250,000 Br.

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