OROMIA MEDIA NETWORK (OMN) HAS BEEN JAMMED
(A4O, 14 May 2014) The Ethiopian Government Jams the Satellite Transmission of the Oromia Media Network (OMN).
According to the press release the organisation has learned that its regular transmission on ArabSat has been interrupted as of 04:38:00 GMT this morning.
“This is following the blocking of our website www.OromiaMedia.org since May 2, 2014 in Ethiopia,” says the Press Release.
It is worth noting that the Ethiopian government is notorious in blocking and jamming alternative media outlets, and violently silencing critical journalists.
The OMN Satellite TV broadcast, the first of it’s kind serving the Oromo people and their neighborhood, has been airing original contents produced under strict guidance of journalistic ethics.
“We would like to reassure our audience that OMN will be back on air very soon. Our staff and management are working hard to find a solution for this blockage, ” added.
In the meantime it asked its audience to be patient and follow its transmissions on social media via YouTube and Facebook as it will continue to produce reports and original programs uninterrupted.
Finally , “we call up on our audience to renew their resolve to sustain the OMN initiative,” says the Press Release.