Ethiopian Business Review

Samuel Addis

Samuel Addis

Samuel Addis is a Counselor at Foreign Media Relations Directorate at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This article was submitted in his personal capacity. He can be reached at samalemayehu@gmail.com 

 

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In recent months, the Egyptian media has been filled with information about Ethiopia.  The construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) has stimulated interest and much commentary, especially from Egyptians of all political backgrounds. Upon first glance, this might appear normal, especially since the press thrives on these types of stories — the more astonishing and dramatic, the better. Continually being bombarded with incorrect information — in Egypt and elsewhere — could prevent one from asking questions about the media hype.