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Hate Speech and Disinformation Prevention and Suppression Proclamation 

Proclamation No…. /2019

Hate Speech and Disinformation Prevention and Suppression Proclamation 

Whereas, it has become necessary to prevent and suppress by law the deliberate dissemination of hate speech and disinformation,

Cognizant of the threat hate speech and disinformation pose to social harmony, political stability, national unity, human dignity, diversity and equality,

Recognizing that limitations on fundamental rights should be proportionate, narrowly tailored and prescribed by law in pursuit of aims that are legitimate in a democratic society,

NOW THEREFORE In accordance with Article 55(1) of the Constitution of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, it is hereby proclaimed as follows: Continue reading “Hate Speech and Disinformation Prevention and Suppression Proclamation “

Advertisement Proclamation No. 759/2012

PROCLAMATION No. 759/2012          DOWNLOAD (.pdf)

A PROCLAMATION ON ADVERTISEMENT

WHEREAS, advertisement plays a significant role in the economic, social and political development of the country, by influencing the activities of the public in commodity exchange or service rendering;

WHEREAS, advertisement makes a significant contribution in establishing healthy market competition in the market-led economic system of the country;

WHEREAS, advertisement, if not regulated, may harm the rights and interest of the people and the image of the country;

WHEREAS, it is necessary to clearly define the rights and obligations of advertising agents,

advertisement disseminators and advertisers;

NOW, THEREFORE, in accordance with Article 55(1) of the Constitution of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, it is hereby proclaimed as follows: Continue reading “Advertisement Proclamation No. 759/2012”