(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.


About advocacy4oromia

The aim of Advocacy for Oromia-A4O is to advocate for the people’s causes to bring about beneficial outcomes in which the people able to resolve to their issues and concerns to control over their lives. Advocacy for Oromia may provide information and advice in order to assist people to take action to resolve their own concerns. It is engaged in promoting and advancing causes of disadvantaged people to ensure that their voice is heard and responded to. The organisation also committed to assist the integration of people with refugee background in the Australian society through the provision of culturally-sensitive services.

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