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The Public Diplomacy Department is the epicentre of public engagement at the Embassy - responsible for all its media relations and the promotion of Ethiopia’s image abroad. The Department works closely with all other departments at the Embassy.

Press and Media Enquiries

Contact the Press Office if you have a media enquiry, interview or information request.

Journalists and other media professionals should contact the Public Diplomacy Department for media enquiries and interview requests. Emails are regularly checked during opening hours. We aim to respond to all enquiries as soon as possible.

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If you are a journalist, filmmaker or professional photographer and wish to travel to Ethiopia to report on a given situation or story, you will require a journalist visa.

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As the highly anticipated national elections will be held on 5 June 2021, with Addis Ababa and Dire Dawa cities casting their vote on 12 June 2021, far-reaching preparations have been undertaken in all regions together with the National Electoral Board of Ethiopia.
4 May 2021
Progress on Electoral Preparations
በዩናይትድ ኪንግደም በኮቪድ ወረርሽኝ ምክንያት የተጣለው የእንቅስቃሴ ገደብ መላላትን ተከትሎ በለንደን፣ በስኮትላንድ እና በአየርላንድ /በዌብነር/ በተካሄዱ የድጋፍ ሰልፎች በጠላቶቻችን ድብቅ ሴራ ምክንያት የብሄር ተኮር ጥቃት ሰለባ የሆኑ ወገኖቻችንን ለመዘከር፣ ብሄርና ማንነት ተኮር ጥቃትን መንግስት እንዲያስቆም ለመጠየቅ፣ በትግራይ ክልል የሚካሄደውን ሰላም የማስከበር ዘመቻ ለመደገፍ፣ የኢትዮ-ኤርትራ ወዳጅነት ተጠናክሮ እንዲቀጥል ለመጠየቅ ፣ ምእራባዊያን ኢትዮጵያና ኤርትራ ላይ የሚያደርጉትን ጫና እና የፈጠራ የሚዲያ ዘመቻ በመቃወም…
4 May 2021
በዩናይትድ ኪንግደም ነዋሪ የሆኑ ኢትዮጵያዊያን፣ ትውልደ ኢትዮጵያዊያን እንዲሁም ኤርትራዊያን በጋራ የድጋፍ ሰልፍ አካሄዱ፡፡
Ahead of World Press Freedom Day, the Embassy in collaboration with the International Observatory of Human Rights, Ethiopian Digest, and Ethiopian Institute for Leadership, Communication and Organization, hosted a webinar on press freedom in Ethiopia. The webinar was held under the theme, "A Booster Shot for Media Freedom in Ethiopia."
29 Apr 2021
Ambassador Teferi’s Remarks at the IOHR Webinar on Media Reform and Press Freedom in Ethiopia
Ethiopian Airlines has joined hands with BGI Health Ethiopia to launch a high-end COVID-19 testing laboratory at its main hub and the continent’s busiest airport, Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. The testing center will create a seamless travel experience that includes COVID-19 testing to passengers that are departing or transiting via Addis Ababa.
23 Apr 2021
Ethiopian Airlines launches high-end COVID-19 testing lab at Bole Airport
Ethiopia’s 6th  National Elections are scheduled to take place in June 2021. The highly anticipated elections will arguably be the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia’s first free and fair elections. With a few weeks remaining, citizens are encouraged to timely register to vote in exercising their democratic rights and engage constructively throughout the electoral process to collectively ensure free and…
16 Apr 2021
Ethiopia’s 6th National Elections
Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing Airline in Africa, celebrated its 75th anniversary on 8th April 2021 - the day it made its maiden international flight to Cairo. Since then, the Airline has overcome the ups and downs of the aviation industry, including the challenges unique to Africa, to become Africa’s largest, most profitable, and award-winning Airline.
9 Apr 2021
Ethiopian Airlines: Celebrating 75 Years of Excellence
Ethiopia's resolve to reach a settlement on the first filling and related operation of the dam failed to bear result due to Egypt and Sudan's rigid stance to make the negotiation and its outcome a tool to affirm their self-claimed water share while foreclosing Ethiopia's share. Ethiopia cannot enter into an agreement that would foreclose its current and future legitimate…
6 Apr 2021
Press Release on the Trilateral Negotiations on the GERD
The Embassy would like to reiterate the Government’s enduring priority, at this time, is to rebuild and rehabilitate the Tigray Region, and address the urgent humanitarian needs. The Embassy also rejects, in the strongest terms, the unsubstantiated allegations by the World Peace Foundation that the Government of Ethiopia is using “starvation as a weapon of war”.
6 Apr 2021
Statement to Channel 4 News on Allegations of “Starvation as a Weapon of War” in Tigray
The Embassy rejects, in the strongest terms, the unsubstantiated accusations by the World Peace Foundation that the Government of Ethiopia is “starving the people of Tigray” and using “starvation as a weapon of war”. The facts on the ground are entirely detached from the situation painted in the report. The Government’s main priority remains to rebuild and rehabilitate the Region…
6 Apr 2021
Statement to BBC World Service (Newshour) in response to World Peace Foundation’s report on the situation in Tigray
The Government of Ethiopia has continued intensifying its efforts to address the situation in the Tigray region and has made enormous progress. However, the statement issued by the G7’s Foreign Ministers on 02.04.2021 has failed to capture some of the important steps taken to ensure that the pressing needs of the region are in the process of being fully addressed…
3 Apr 2021
Press Release on G7 Foreign Ministers’ Statement on the Situation in Tigray
The Embassy is aware of a distressing video that has been circulating on social media over the last few weeks showing the alleged “massacre” of civilians in Mahbere Dego, Tigray. The aforementioned video is now the centre of recent reports by international media. The Embassy condemns, in the strongest terms, any acts of violence and human rights violations towards innocent…
3 Apr 2021
Statement on the Alleged Massacre in Mahbere Dego, Tigray
Organised by the Ethiopian Embassy in London, this webinar aims at promoting Ethio-UK relations in the coffee sector and will provide opportunities for stakeholders to discuss ways of tapping into the huge potential in the sector.
1 Apr 2021
WEBINAR | Ethiopian Coffee in the UK: Creating links and partnerships between Coffee Roasters in Ethiopia and the UK

Embassy Newsletter

The Embassy publishes a monthly newsletter, which provides insight on recent developments in Ethiopian politics, international affairs, economics and investment, education, health and culture, tourism, media and sport.

If you would like a copy of any back issues that are not in our archive, please contact the Public Diplomacy Department.

A Week in the Horn

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs publishes a weekly newsletter, which provides commentary from an Ethiopian perspective on developments in the Horn of Africa and the African Union.

If you would like a copy of any back issues that are not available in our archive, please submit your request to the Public Diplomacy Department or visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Website.

Charity Registration

Foreign charities and NGOs wishing to operate in Ethiopia are required to fulfill the registration requirements detailed under Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia’s House of Peoples’ Representatives Proclamation No. 1113/2019, otherwise known as the Organisations of Civil Societies Proclamation.

  • 1. Required Documents

    a. Legalised Certificate of Registration from the Charity Commission

    b. Legalised Articles of Association or Constituting Document of the Organisation wishing to register

    c. Legalised Resolution or Decision from Organisation’s Board or Competent Organ to operate in Ethiopia

    d. Legalised Power of Attorney for the Organisation’s Country Representative in Ethiopia from Organisation’s Board or Competent Organ

    e. Organisation’s Action Plan covering a minimum period of two years. The Action Plan shall include: objectives; beneficiary selection; implementation strategy; expected impacts and results; staffing; sustainability provisions; budget allocation stipulating the breakdown of its administrative and programming budget; and monitoring and evaluation mechanisms.

    Details of the legalisation services provided by the Embassy can be found here. Please also ensure that you retain all original  documentation as they will be required for processing in Ethiopia.

  • 2. Submission and Processing

    We recommend that you submit your application to the Embassy only once all of the required documentation is complete.

    Please submit scanned copies of the required documentation together with a signed covering letter requesting the Embassy’s recommendation for the Organisation to register as a foreign civil society organisation in Ethiopia by email to info@ethioembassy.org.uk.

    Your documentation will be reviewed, and if, at this stage, additional supporting documentation is required, you will be notified.

    If the Embassy confirms that your application fulfils these requirements, you will be invited for a face-to-face interview to discuss the application in further detail.

  • 3. Issuance of a Letter of Recommendation

    Following the face-to-face interview your application will be reviewed by our team for up to 21 days.

    Once the review is complete, subject to approval, a letter of recommendation will be transmitted directly to the Agency for Civil Societies Organisations in Ethiopia.

    The Organisation’s Legal Representative in Ethiopia can then follow-up directly with the Agency in order to finalise registration.

    Please note that all original documentation will be required to complete the registration process in Ethiopia
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FAQs

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  • What are the required documents for a visa and permit application?

    Please review the Journalist Visas page for information on the requirements to apply for a visa and permit.

  • I have urgent travel, can I get a journalist visa on the same day?

    No. As applications are approved in Ethiopia, please allow at least 21 working days to process your application.

  • When should I apply for a visa?

    To allow us to process your application to completion, please submit your application to the Press Office at least 21 working days prior to your trip. Please review the Journalist Visas page for further information.

  • How do I contact the Press Office?

    Journalists and other media professionals should contact the Public Diplomacy Department for media enquiries and interview requests.