The Listening Post

The post-election media divide in the US

What will fill the space Trump once had in US news? Plus, a look at Ethiopian singer Hachalu Hundessa’s last interview.

Media outlets in the United States face a reckoning as they struggle to break up with Donald Trump.

Murtaza Hussain – reporter, The Intercept
Maria Hinojosa – founder, Futuro Media Group
Matt Taibbi – author and journalist
Ashton Lattimore – editor-in-chief, Prism Reports

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Ethiopia erupts. Richard Gizbert speaks to producer Johanna Hoes about Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s order to send troops into the northern region of Tigray while completely cutting off any forms of communication – barring journalists and banning the internet.

Autopsy of an Ethiopian interview: Who killed Hachalu Hundessa?

The last ever interview with Ethiopian singer, Hachalu Hundessa – and why everyone is poring over that tape, looking for clues in their search for who killed him.

Guyo Wariyo – former presenter, Oromia Media Network
Bruh Yihunbelay – COO, Tirita FM Radio
Tsedale Lemma – editor-in-chief, Addis Standard
Alula Solomon – CEO, Tigrai Media House