Yohannes is a PhD Candidate at the Faculty of Law, Monash University in Australia. His project looks at internet freedom in Africa. He was a law lecturer at Bahir Dar University in Ethiopia where he taught and researched media law and human rights.
What can be done?
The internet and the social media networks that operate within it must be regulated so that human rights are respected and ensured.
Despite a history of internet shutdowns, Ethiopia's tech start-up community is setting the scene to develop the country's market and push for more innovation.