Ethiopia has lifted a ban on a popular Oromo-language television station as part of reforms being carried out by the country’s new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.
The US-based Oromo Media Network (OMN) was banned by the Ethiopian government more than a decade ago over alleged “terror” links.
According to Ethiopia’s Addis Standard news site, OMN opened an office in Addis Ababa, the capital, on Tuesday.
According to news site, a senior government said independent Ethiopian media will no longer operate from “mobile phones”.
#Ethiopia: @OromiaMedia, which was facing terrorism charges until recently, has inaugurated its office in #AddisAbeba today. Dr. Negeri Lencho, #Oromia region communication bureau head, said at the event that he was happy the media will no longer work from "mobile phones." pic.twitter.com/wChSe5IHmL
— Addis Standard (@addisstandard) June 26, 2018