Ethiopian media organizations call for boycott of Ethiopian Airlines

Several Ethiopian media organizations issued a worldwide call for economic boycott against the ethnic apartheid dictatorship in Ethiopia.

The call was made by 12 major Ethiopian electronic and print media at a teleconference that was held on Saturday, April 12, 2012. The conference was attended by over 600 Ethiopians around the world.

The worsening repression in Ethiopia and particularly the recent ethnic cleansing of Amhara ethnic groups in southern Ethiopia, the displacement of tens of thousands of people in Gambela and Afar, and the ongoing genocide against the Ogaden people have prompted the media groups to make the call.

The boycott particularly focuses on Ethiopian Airlines and other major enterprises that are sources of hard currency for the genocidal regime.

Click here [pdf] to read the joint statement released by the media organizations.