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Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Fwd: VOA Amharic, missing by design ?

Dear VOA Amharic producers,

I followed your Monday broadcast on Internet and I was surprised that VOA Amharic did not cover the protest in front of the State Department on the morning of Feb. 9, 2009. Was it because the protest demanding new policy towards Ethiopia from the new Obama administration was not worthy enough to get your attention ? I hope not, and you were alerted by local radios you frequently monitored that there will be rally and the argument that you might not be aware of it is not also true.

Citizens right to know and your obligation to inform the public especially in a country like Ethiopia where the only news is from government controlled propaganda media  is very crucial and I hope you will inform our people without any bias.

I have also called your listeners line which I enjoyed very much to share my concern to you and millions of Ethiopian listeners back home and worldwide.


                                                                                                                                           Tedla Asfaw

                                                                                                                                            New York City