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Markos Lemma

I'm Ethiopian blogger, collaborator and social media strategist. I have a strong connection with the tech community in Ethiopia.

I usually write about social affairs, ICT4D, green tech, and online communities.

[b] http://eweket.wordpress.com
[@] eweket

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Latest posts by Markos Lemma

Are Ethiopians the Most Secretive People on Earth?

After weeks of rumors about the health and whereabouts of Ethiopia’s Prime Minster Meles Zenawi, the government finally announced his death from an "undisclosed illness" on August 21, 2012. There...

Ethiopia: Online Reactions to Prison Sentence for Dissident Blogger

Five days before his arrest, prominent Ethiopian dissident blogger Eskinder Nega wrote, “Freedom is partial to no race. Freedom has no religion. Freedom favors no ethnicity. Freedom discriminates not between...

Ethiopia: The State of Social Media

Geraldine de Bastion (@geralbine) is an expert on information and communication technology and new media for development. She talks to Global Voices Online about, among other issue, the state of...

Ethiopia: The World Economic Forum in Africa 2012

Over 700 leaders from more than 70 countries are attending the World Economic Forum in Africa taking place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopian from 9 - 11, 2012. The World Economic...

Ethiopia: Child Abuse Caught on Mobile Phone Camera

Ethiopian Facebook users have launched an online campaign for justice after watching a mobile phone recorded YouTube video which shows a little girl being abused by her mother.

Ethiopia: Homosexuality Debate as Capital Hosts AIDS Conference

An upcoming conference in Ethiopia on AIDS and sexually transmitted infections in Africa has sparked controversy. Religious leaders and government officials have met to decide whether or not to ban...

Ethiopia: Aberash Hailay's Case Ignites Campaign to Stop Violence Against Women

Aberash Hailay is an Ethiopian Airlines flight attendant whose ex-husband, Fisseha Tadesse, stabbed both her eyes with a knife in Bangkok, Thailand. Ethiopian activists are using the Internet to call...

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