Aragaw,Oj,Menilik and Revolutions
It seems you all disagree with Mr. Samuel’s assertion for possibilities of his association to Meles regime, his ethnic background, and his political outlook or for many other similar reasons. I personally don’t even know who this man is, nevertheless, the important point Mr. Samuel made in his analysis is this part, which I agree with 100% coz what he exactly said was that came to my mind before I read his article
Although I agree with Mr. Abebe that Ethiopia needs a free and functioning private press and political environment, his actions were in all respects immature, insane and quite unprofessional. Professional journalists—which Mr. Abebe claims to be—would know that their job is to professionally report the news without jumping up and disrupting events and meetings
If Mr. Abebe actually wanted to embarrass the Prime Minister, he would have waited and used his press credentials as an opportunity to ask hard questions on freedom and democracy that could have challenged Mr. Meles and his policies.
Now, don’t you all think Gelaw could have inflicted a big blow on PM Zenawi if he would have questioned him much more on democracy and human right issues instead of barking like a mad dog among all those dignitaries? He failed to use his press credential as Mr. Samuel put it and lost opportunity while he had it, and went to expose his uncivilized, attention seeker behavior by screaming like BoBY.