The government of Ethiopia has tightened restrictions on the dissemination of information about the ongoing military conflict in its territory, according to “Russia Today”. .
And the government of Prime Minister Abi Ahmed issued, in the late hours of Thursday, new instructions prohibiting the publication of information on any communication systems, military movements and developments on the ground unless the government announced them..
The government stressed that the security forces will “take the necessary measures” against violators of these instructions, which appears to be a reference to media and activists on social media covering the advance of the rebel forces in the north of the country..
The government also imposed a ban on citizens using various media platforms to provide direct or indirect support to the rebel Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front, in addition to imposing a ban on calls for the formation of a transitional government in the country..
This comes against the backdrop of the continued validity of the state of emergency that allows the government to recruit civilians who possess weapons and suspends the work of any media accused of “providing direct or indirect moral support” to the rebels advancing towards the capital, Addis Ababa..