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Fabeba Lalibela  Amsterdam, NL
The Ethiopia Observer, http://www.ethiopiaobserver.com, is news and opinion website based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. It offers a mix of reportage, essays and thoughtful reviews. An independent voice in Ethiopian media, the Ethiopia Observer provides enlightening commentary and vigorous debate on the issues that affect the nation. The website is also dedicated to telling stories about Ethiopian culture, roots, and history. The site's sections includes politics, art & life, business, entertainment, sports, education, media, travel, and entertainment. The web was started in 2014.  Although the magazine is based in Addis Ababa, its scope is national. The website was founded by Addis Ababa-based journalist, writer Arefaynie Fantahun, who’s published essays, and articles in a wide variety of publications, including the Daily Monitor, the Sub Saharan Informer, the Ethiopian Reporter, Mail and Guardian’s Voices of Africa and Music in Africa, http://musicinafrica.net/users/arefaynie-fantahun.  

Ethiopiaobserver.com will continue the uncompromising journalistic tradition, combining a vibrant website that carries the latest national and international news each day that both reports and analyzes news of interest to Ethiopians and beyond. Naturally, there are many costs associated with producing first-rate journalism, including building and maintaining a vibrant website, paying staff, subscribing to the Associated Press and other news services, creating an app and other expenses.  

The money collected will be used for Ethiopia Observer needs to hire writers, editors, and designers to help create regular and up-to-date features  update the website, which runs on outdated and unsecure software,  build systems to create new types of web content, and features to attract new readers, construct a system to track subscribers, which will enable the web to sustain itself into the future and allow us to provide future generations with the lessons and entertaining stories from our past.     

Developing vast collections of archival and historical and contemporary records, audio, visual material, photographs and manuscript collections are important in informing the current and the coming generation. But as mentioned above, none of this is free and, quite candidly, we need your help to sustain us. The more money we raise, the more voices we find, and the more stories we can tell.  

We are pleased to offer a variety of gifts to express appreciation to donors who help us keep the spirit of innovation and renew an interest in our country’s history, culture, arts. We promise to send you timely updates on the process of our website. We will be in touch to collect your mailing details to send your reward, such as Ethiopian music CDS and books.
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Posted by Fabienne Rochon
4 months ago
See the latest story about veteran journalist and author Atanfseged Yilma-- with your help, of course
http://www.ethiopiaobserver.com/2016/08/atnafseged-yilma-a-life-in-journalism/
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675 of €20k goal

Raised by 10 people in 4 months
Created August 25, 2016
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€20
Schneider Marie-Louise
3 months ago

Courage, Arafaynié. Toute mon amitié. Marie-Louise

€300
Anonymous
4 months ago
€75
Anonymous
4 months ago
€15
Anonymous
4 months ago
€50
Seifu Zerihun
4 months ago
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Dear Arefe and Ethiopia Observer, Your relentless journalism work in Ethiopia over the years is remarkable. Particularly your efforts on uncovering stories about heroes and stars of Ethiopia that were long forgotten or poorly documented make your work timeless and first-class. Keep up the good works. Take care, Seife

€50
Anonymous
4 months ago
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€20
Cynthia Ord
4 months ago
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Thanks, Ethiopia Observer, for the work you do against the odds, and for giving my travel writing a good home!

€25
Amanda Lichtenstein
4 months ago
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I believe in the Ethiopian Observer & I wish you all the best in this campaign!

ST
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sophie TEVENAZ
4 months ago
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Merci "Ethiopia Observers" de nous permettre d'accéder à des informations fiables sur l'Ethiopie. En particulier bravo à Arefaynie Fantahun pour la qualité de ses articles en langue française!

€100
Dinberu Melakehiwot
4 months ago
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We need to support media organizations to build this capacities in preserving our history. Please support Ethiopian Observer in any way you can.

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