Kristi Pelzel is a contributor to Today News Africa in Washington D.C. Kristi focuses on the US Department of State and the United Nations. She holds a master’s degree from Georgetown University.
On the surface, it seems like a very convenient idea. Wherever there are protests against the government, the first thing is to silence the people and impose media restrictions or a complete media blackout. In the long run, however, as the case in Ethiopia has shown, it is a very bad idea.
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