Category: Media

Getachew Desta- Pioneer disc jockey

Getachew Desta is a legendary disc jockey and radio show host who used to host listeners’ music choices in Radio Ethiopia in the 1960’s and early 70’s. For while, his show aired every Sunday for an hour but it was…
In his own words: Ambassador Ahadou Sabouré

In our third instalment, the renowned journalist and diplomat talks about his appointment as minister of information which lasted less than three months, and governorship of the Haraghe province before his detainment by the military regime. Minister of Information for…
My life in Diplomacy: Ahadou Sabouré

Ahadou Sabouré is Ethiopia’s veteran journalist, public servant, and a diplomat who had served as ambassador in the neighbouring countries, the Somalia (1961-1967) and Djibouti (1967-1972). The following is the second installment of Ato Ahadou’s life in his words, compiled…
In his own words: Ambassador Ahadou Sabouré

Ahadou Sabouré is Ethiopia’s veteran journalist, public servant, and a diplomat who had served as ambassador in the neighbouring countries, the Somalia (1961-1967) and Djibouti (1967-1972). In the course of his eventful life, Ambassador Ahadou wrote a book chronicling the…
Amde Akalework: A life in leather

Ato Amde Akalework, 74, has been immersed in the leather industry since his youth. He is often described as a smart and detail-oriented manager who knew every inch of the business. We are sitting in his office in a residential…
Tefera Gedamu- Talk Show Host

Tefera Gedamu is a major personality in the Ethiopian media scene. His weekly English-language interview panel show, Meet ETV (now changed into Meet EBC) has been running on Ethiopian Television since 1997, giving him an enduring and solid reputation among…
Tigist Begashaw- A glamorous radio personality

There are radio voices that become like close friends you listen to them so often. I have recently had the pleasure of meeting one of them. Tigist Begashaw has been working as an Amharic language reporter, editor and news presenter…
Solomon Asmelash’s business-like approach to fundraising

These days, Solomon Asmelash is busy raising money for “charity causes”. Solomon says he is in a campaign to save poor and vulnerable children from premature death and devising strategies for using his and his friends’ fame to cover the…
Atnafseged Yilma– A life in journalism

“I don’t have an interesting back story about why I became a journalist,” says Atnafseged Yilma. The experienced journalist, who began work as a cadet journalist at Voice of Ethiopia newspaper and Menen magazine at age 22, said his chosen…