Using social media effectively in a crisis situation. Image Credit: PublicBroadcasting
Using social media effectively in a crisis situation. Image Credit: PublicBroadcasting

Due to the escalating protests which began in November last year, all mobile internet services in Ethiopia have been shut down and a state of emergency has been declared.

The move is aimed at stopping the protest movement, which has been using social media for to organise and communicate.

In June this year, the government blocked social media saying it was aimed at stopping exam leaks.

Sources say that Mobile internet will be restored when the government deems it safe.

Newsfeeds from Facebook pages and Twitter feeds from Ethiopia are not showing the same abundance of posts as they were a week ago.