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About Moresh Information Centre (MIC):

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I – Who Are We at Moresh Information Centre (MIC)

We are a group of Ethiopians who uphold the composite identity of Ethiopians and are committed to the dissemination of knowledge and information that promotes this composite identity that was forged through centuries of intermingling of its people through thick and thin. We do not subscribe to any one organized political group. But we clearly state that we are partisans to the concept of Ethiopia as a historic nation, with a proud history of independence & rich culture. We believe that the Ethiopian people, who have jealously defended their independence from foreign invaders and aggressors, have not been able to quench their thirst for freedom and democracy. This resulted from our collective failure as Ethiopians to bring about the democratization of the Ethiopian state that lies at the root of our enduring woes and pain. We believe that the quest for freedom and democracy can be realized by democratizing the oppressive state system in Ethiopia.

We strongly believe that the solution to Ethiopia’s chronic problems is the democratization of the Ethiopian state system and not its ethnicization as TPLF and & its ethno-nationalist counterparts within the Ethiopian opposition camp believe. We believe that a democratized Ethiopian state, that embraces the principle of civic nationalism, can facilitate the emergence of Ethiopia whose citizens can enjoy equal and shared political rights; with allegiance to a legal political system which upholds the supremacy of individual rights, the rule of law and the principle of accountability. We believe that such a democratized Ethiopian state would solve the perennial problems of Ethiopians and usher in an era of peace and prosperity for Ethiopians.

 

II – Objectives of the Moresh Information Centre (MIC):

1 – Serve as an Ethiopian media by highlighting issues relevant to the survival of Ethiopia as a composite society that is home to millions of people of diverse ethnic & religious background.

 

2 – Promote human rights in Ethiopia by focussing our attention on practices that violate both individual and collective rights of Ethiopians.

 

3 – Offer alternative perspectives on Ethiopia to that presented by ethno-nationalists by providing a forum for Ethiopians who uphold the composite identity of Ethiopia as a historic nation that has been forged through centuries of both painful and blissful interactions of its people.

 

5 – Identify and challenge the deconstructive narratives which had made inroads into Ethiopian society since the Italian defeat at Adwa in 1896, the introduction of colonialist-informed modern educational system & proliferation of ethno-nationalist forces that emerged within the Ethiopian society since the 1960’s.

 

5 – Expose the propaganda machinations of anti-Ethiopian forces, both in power and in the opposition camp who continue to target the core values of pan-Ethiopian nationalism & the collective memories of Ethiopians.

 

6 – Raise the social & historical awareness of Ethiopians & other potential users of MIC by serving as a reference centre that will have the double role of empowering Ethiopians with knowledge of their society and enable them to form an informed opinion about unfolding political & socio-economic processes in Ethiopia.

 

7 – Bring out the best in the collective memory of Ethiopians by way of forging a common present and future in which Ethiopians like all civilized people across the world that use their past history as a source of inspiration than division as is now the case in contemporary Ethiopia. Learn, both from the bad and the good in our past history, to creatively face the challenges that Ethiopians are faced with presently.

 

8 – Expose and counter the criminalization of the Amara people, whose identity, history and culture have been unjustifiably made sources of Ethiopia’s woes and ills thereby exposing the Amara people to unprecedented level of hatred, dispossession and dehumanization as the recent massive evictions of Amaras from Gura Ferda and Benishangul have attested.

 

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