Sunday, March 30, 2014

Human Rights Watch becomes more dramatic, no substance

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 population."

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

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