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Social Media Health Report in Ethiopia, Feb-MAR 2021

A report compiled by the Center for Advancement of Rights and Democracy (CARD) for the #defyhatenow project.

This social media health report construes the monitoring conducted in the days between the 15th of February 2021 through the 15th of March 2021. The Health Report is aimed at assessing the key issues on social media, the overall dynamics of hate speech in the country, and what they mean to the socio-political development of Ethiopia.

The monitoring of this month includes the overall assessment of social media activities through the platform of Crowd Tangle and Brandwatch. Key issues are determined based on the degree of interaction and the attention it received on social media.

Key Issues of the Month

  • EZEMA’s election-related concerns (February 15th) 
  • OLF’s statement regarding the upcoming election (February 19th) 
  • The killing of Yemane Nigusse, leader of the fenqile movement (February 20th ) 
  • #StarvingForJustice and #OromoProtests (February 22nd) 
  • Grant of permission for international media outlets to cover Tigray[1] region. (24th February) 
  • Security concerns in Tigray Region (26th of February) 
  • Killings in Horogudru welega zone (March 10th)

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