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15 overseas media shops banned in Ethiopia

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Ethiopian authorities suspended 15 overseas media shops which have been working within the nation’s Somali regional state.

Somali, considered one of 9 regional states, is positioned in Ethiopia’s east.

The suspension for allegedly working with out license was ordered on the nationwide stage by the Ethiopian Media Authority (EMA) and the Somali Area Communications Bureau was urged to take motion.

Media embody BBC Somali and Common TV.

An official letter by Ethiopia’s media regulatory physique stated it discovered in an investigation that there have been media outlet representatives and journalists who operated in Somali state with out license and subsequently in breach of the regulation.

The transfer follows latest studies of strained relations between impartial journalists and the regional authorities.

In response to Nation Media group, the Ethiopian regional journalists’ affiliation claimed the suspension was taken in retaliation to media studies on corruption amongst different issues.