The Listening Post

The crisis in Tigray and the struggle to report the conflict

Foreign journalists are finally allowed into Tigray in Ethiopia – and their findings are shocking. Plus, the rise of newsletter journalism.

After months of a media blackout, journalists are finally able to examine reports of war crimes and ethnic cleansing in Ethiopia’s Tigray region.


Fisseha Tekle – Ethiopia researcher, Amnesty International

Tsedale Lemma – Editor, Addis Standard

Zecharias Zelalem – Freelance journalist

Abebe Gellaw – Journalist and activist

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Judd Legum – Creator and writer, Popular Information

Ariel Zirulnick – Fund director, Membership Puzzle Project

Priti Patnaik – Creator and writer, Geneva Health Files

Lance Strate – Professor, Fordham University