Communication Technologies, Journalism and Copyright Issues in Ethiopia

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As Ethiopia is taking steps to comply with, and join, the World Trade Organization (WTO), media practioners in the country face numerous issues. On the one hand, many struggle to access new information technologies as well as appropriate training in how to use them. On the other hand, journalists, editors, musicians, and other producers within the media landscape must ascertain that their output, unlike the past, is inline with copyright and trademark guidelines set forth by international bodies such as the WTO. This presentation will explore the prospects, possibilities and challenges that Ethiopian media professionals face in using/accessing communication technologies and doing so in accordance with international regulations.


Keywords: Ethiopia, Communication Technology, Training, Media, Copyright
Stream: Knowledge and Technology
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English
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Metasebia Woldemariam

Associate Professor, Plymouth State University, Communication and Media Studies Department
Plymouth, NH, USA


Angel Nebot Alonso

Doctoral Candidate, Facultad de Derecho, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Madrid, Spain


Ref: T08P0425