Leaks from Eritrea, Africa's North Korea



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many men women and children left that country last year as fled Syria it is a human exodus that is all the more staggering when you consider that this is a country of just six million people and one that is not presently at war Eritrea is officially the world's most censored country president Esaias F workman has ruled the country since its independence from neighboring Ethiopia more than 20 years ago access to information is limited just 1% of the population have access to the Internet and only 6% have a mobile phone the law does not allow independent media to operate and the government controls all media outlets foreign access to the country is heavily restricted with independent footage being extremely rare in June 2015 the UN published a commission of inquiry on human rights in Eritrea the Commission found that systematic widespread and gross human rights violations have been and are being committed with impunity in Eritrea all eretrians are conscripted into the army for national service that can last their lifetime a policy which international organizations and politicians have equated to slavery I recently renewed sanctions on some of the worst abusers including North Korea and Eritrea effectivity affirmed a confession maximun Mizuki see pass it takes them on our external partner citta IPTV to support leadership the Eritrean rebel group Rosado from the afar region claim to fight for democracy in Eritrea the organization conducts missions inside Eritrea retreating back to safety in neighboring Ethiopia we met with the group after just having returned from a mission a contest Anita la alarma our higher gravity a mystery shantamma for kuru selected from tama I come up with anything in her top the whole scenery Amata have a tonic DD what a hothead to Lou give al a un ty a llama selenium alibi Albert anathan in myself that I do need an attorney Mikado Matata oddly data like summer home Salah my religion in democracy in pedophilia ok data like how are you gonna 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Friday movement a group that remotely coordinates underground activists living inside Eritrea [Applause] the Eritrean diaspora community are using satellite technology and phones to get information back into their homeland I've had death threats I've had threats of physical violence against me we're not a political organization that have got a specific political end per se we are just we want the people to recognize that they need they ought to have a voice they're entitled to their voice they're entitled to express it so what we are faced with is a very limited way of working so we're whereby you can text message for instance a lot of people you cannot do that in Eritrea or you cannot use the internet because it's monitored we use telephones as our primary form of contact the robo calls as we call them that's a one minute message but that goes out to sometimes five thousand three thousand or 10,000 people every information could like a freedom fighter the movement into trouble this video shows activists writing campaign messages on banknotes to encourage people to stop fleeing the country and stay and fight for freedom here activists write graffiti and post stickers in phone booths spreading word of the freedom Friday movement in their four years of trying freedom Friday have managed to smuggle just 15 minutes of footage outside of the country any footage from inside the country that is smuggled out is is newsworthy it's it's it's a very rare thing we've got to smuggle everything into the country and then getting those pictures and that footage out of the country another very very big and very risky operation there is only the government-owned TV station so they've they've been brought up in this propaganda filled atmosphere where they have never been people got a very paranoid worldview so they did they're not sure of themselves they don't know who to trust and who not to trust we put quite a lot of people at risk they could get tortured masses and masses of people have been taken to prison and questioned specifically on working for freedom Friday so these are people who are risking their lives literally with no independent press in Eritrea and all journalists working for the Ministry of Information in manually Yasu aims to provide the country with an independent source of information via satellite the Dubs Arsenale comes a cenar sodium Advan toccata trial trad cup scientist of sanction anthem bastard how much – entered emizner vanish 10 kilohertz we have asserted shot Amitabh and nab earth – it's a radio tell anyone kübra Tata LT kübra Tata that didn't – sanaka me – Lu ab9 o Muhammad Salazar had in madaba station assertiveness cinema Gina that's in magma have to be Mohini at my buddy's run hamster a maternity run from Odelle Donna the dub Arab I know his BA is run Houston Amitabh not not doable nut semi-metallic welcome broken before I was the journalists become in Eritrea the minister of information I used to interview the president himself Allah you have freedom here to do whatever you want to do I mean but in Eritrea that is censorship you have there is a government line that you have to follow you know I mean somehow recently it became very popular people are buying satellite this is in order to access information and this shows you probably the hunger they have for information the geography limits you I mean if you are going to bring about real change in your own country but fortunately we are lucky to have this internet and we can communicate we can connect with the people back home I think I'm using my my the freedom I have on the availability of the digital processes you know to my people this undercover footage was acquired by another opposition radio station in November 2015 after being smuggled across the border although they are unable to access the country Amnesty International have used satellite imagery to map the location of prisons in Eritrea a dr beta is located just outside the capital Asmara the prison is where national service deserters are those that have been caught trying to cross the border ascent without trial on his radio show emmanuel an interview with the prison interrogator who worked there and it's easier for a refugee like me to get lost in the new environment because you can work and earn money you can do whatever you want but it's the love of the people that is encouraging me to do what I'm doing you know I don't do the things that I would like to do as a normal person I don't give time to my family you know they are missing out a lot because I'm doing this work if I went back to Eritrea I would be killed because I'm an enemy of the state they've called a lot of names like traitor CIA agents or Ethiopian agents things like that but you don't care that much about it you know because we know what we are doing and when it is a big picture I am doing it for out of the love of my people and country you know you




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  1. The point is that the government they are in do not find this video and put the people who participated in jail

  2. Eritrean has a mandatory indefinite military service in which teens are supposed to finish high school in that camp in bad conditions. They are physically and mentally abused daily for smallest things. Many don’t make it out. It’s a systematic way to wipe out our people (the youth- the future). There’s a cemetery in the camp. Those who don’t make it are given a number instead of their name on the gravestone & no families are allowed to visit their graves. The people of Eritrea need help. This is a genocide. #EndHighschoolinSawa #Yiakl

  3. He closed down the schools & university, closed down businesses. Killed & poisoned most of those in office. Thousands of people are imprisoned for protesting. He first imprisoned journalists during 9/11 so that the worlds attention wouldn’t be on eritrea & imprisoned them first to immediately omit freedom of expression & enforce fear within the people to not speak up. Many people have disappeared and have been taken to the prison (which is just a storage container- mind you the temperature reaches up to 40C). There’s no trial. You’re in there for life.

  4. Just a bunch of uneducated stone age people with old fashion modern day Soviet weapons. What a joke. Freedom is a civilization of no weapons involved.

  5. Western sanctions against are to protect their interests such us ethoipia not to help eriterian people or because the west is good.

  6. Yes miney can e court up in a earthquake and tirphion and sinkhole and the glinetng sowerd or the flaming sorwd and the CHYRBIONS COMING OUT F the worlds and the sand hills

  7. Go to Canada please…….we're being invaded at the moment by millions of those who break the law then demand everything.

  8. @vice vocês so podem ta de brincadeira que assistindo uma reportagem informativa vocês jogam campanha publicitária para a vice brasil… Larga a mão e contrata outra pessoa pra cuidar da mídia.

  9. You bomb us then ask us to give u dahlak?. You give us sanctions for things we havent done except (human rights etc). Those dudes er rebels btw they just want to ruin the country this is just propaganda. They dont even speak tigrinya what bs is vice spreading now.

  10. Usa- to befriend a country, you must first bomb it.
    Usa-give us dahlak so we can control the red sea

    Eritrea-No

    USA- VEEEETOOOO U SANCTIONED BOIIII!

  11. I'm Eritrean born and raised in Ethiopia. So many lifes lost among the same ppl who genuinely love each other, but as we all know goverment has their own agenda and have split a nation. I still have family their and it's truly is N.Korea of east Africa.

  12. You can't help those people. All they know is fighting. Let them settle their own problems. We have enough of our own. Water seeks its own level.

  13. Eritrea isn't Africa's North Korea. Because unlike the North Koreans, some Eritreans actually have the balls to take up arms against their oppressors and fight back.

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