Human Rights Watch becomes more dramatic, no substance
This week, Human Rights Watch produced yet another of its highly
sensationalized reports. It made an incredulous claim that "the ruling party
depends upon invasive monitoring and surveillance to maintain control of its
Human Rights Watch always employs yellow journalism techniques
and exaggerated and emotive headlines and phrases designed to attract
media or fund-raising attention. The latest phrase used as a heading of the
report is the most dramatic and preposterous of all: "They know everything".
That is in reference to the government of Ethiopia.
Human Rights Watch wants us believe that the government knows everything.
Despite the fact that, Ethiopia is a developing country with little
capability to conduct such mass level high-tech surveillance to "control the
population". Read more