The War on Tigray is also a War on Truth: Parsing Ethiopian Government and pro-Government Social Media Campaigns
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The War on Tigray is also a War on Truth: Parsing Ethiopian Government and pro-Government Social Media Campaigns

The War on Tigray has been characterized by the Ethiopian government’s deceitful attempts to control the narrative. Throughout the war, the government has co-opted the entire state apparatus and ramped up its attempt to impose hegemonic control on the narrative by launching campaigns of disinformation, intimidation, demonization and gaslighting.

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Tigrayan Massacres in Chronology and the Emerging Picture of Tigray Genocide

These markers have not only been met, with the continuous stream of reports of atrocities that are ongoing, they have been exceeded. It is inconceivable that in light of all of this the world can ignore Tigray Genocide any longer.

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A Tigrayan woman speaks truth to lethal power: responding to Ethiopian elders in Mekelle

As far as I am concerned what you are doing now is tantamount to breaking someone’s leg on purpose and then donating a wheelchair to aid with their mobility. Because it’s the same force that you blessed and sent who has come here to massacre us.

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Mekelle speaks truth to messengers of false peace
Mekelle Martyrs monument

Mekelle speaks truth to messengers of false peace

Not only did Tigrayan religious leaders decline the invitation to meet with the delegation from Addis Ababa, the people of Mekelle registered their protest through various acts of civic disobedience, including blocking roads, and staying at home.

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Tigray heritage at risk due to the War on Tigray

With this historical reality in mind and in light of what we know of the current conflict in Tigray it is not difficult to determine that the War on Tigray poses a great risk to cultural and religious heritage be it from intentional destruction, as collateral damage, or organized looting. There have been reports and photographic evidence of intentional attacks against buildings (mosques and churches included) and monuments recognized as both local and international historical heritage sites.

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