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Thursday, March 2, 2023

Shida Friendship Forum

On the occasion of Eritrea’s 31st Independence Celebrations, Shida Media will live stream a panel discussion on Saturday 21st of May at 9AM LA time, 12PM NY time, 6PM Berlin time and 7PM Asmara and Addis Ababa time.

The distinguished panelists are:

  • Alemseged Tesfai – An Eritrean freedom fighter, prominent historian, novelist and public intellectual from Asmara, Eritrea
  • Abiyu Birile – A former Ethiopian freedom fighter, one of the founders of the Ethiopian People´s Revolutionary Party(EPRP), an activist and author from New York, USA
  • Mamo Afeta – A former Ethiopian Army member and POW in Eritrea, subsequently freedom fighter of the Eritrean People´s Liberation Front(EPLF) and an author from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Ohad Benami –  Ethiopian journalist and political analyst from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The panel will be live streamed via

Shida Media YouTube Channel: https://youtu.be/6QWDY4nl_cg

Shida Media Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/search/top?q=shida%20media

HoA TV YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8-BLTEjuWA



  1. Sir or Madame,
    Greetings! I am from inside Eritrea, Asmara. I would like to express my pleasure about the newly established Eritrean Website which seems to start with a promising timely and important articles regarding the Eritrean heroism and history. So far so good! I appreciated Mekonen Kidane’s articles about the history of the late hero, Zerizghi as well as the Amharic articles and book reviews of two Ethiopian eye-witnesses who were Eritrean, EPLF’s, combatants during the Eritrean Armed Struggle Independence. There is no doubt that such books written in Amharic by Ethiopians have a lot to tell as far as the Eritrean humanity and sympathy on Ethiopian war prisoners and nationalists are concerned. Both books have a ground-breaking stories and evidences for the ones who want to know about Eritrean objectivity. It is pretty good your Website has hosted the synopsis of such books. For sure, in general, what you Website starts to publish as regards genuine Eritrean narratives will have s seminal impact for all walks of life and generations to come too.
    I hope you would continue to portray and glorify at large regarding Eritrean nationalism, heroism, resilience, tenacity and self-reliance not least the current development campaigns and achievements of the people of Eritrea and its nation as well.
    Fish Kidane, Asmara
    Victory to the Masses!

    • It´s really energizing to get such a comment, we will work hard to keep publishing high quality articles, posts and clips as well as host public intellectuals. Keep on engaging Fish!


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