Date: Monday, 21 October 2019
The Eritrean Foreign Ministry summoned Germany's ambassador to Asmara against what it called an organized campaign against the Eritrean government.
The Eritrean Foreign Ministry has summoned the German ambassador in Asmara against the backdrop of an organized media campaign against the Eritrean government, Information Minister Yamane Gebre Meskel said on Monday.
He added on his Twitter account that Deutsche Welle, funded by the German government, is carrying out unlimited smear campaigns against Eritrea, especially on the peace process and national service by senior editors of English-Amharic language services.
He added that the Eritrean Foreign Ministry requested clarification from the German ambassador in Asmara for this strange approach and its correction, which has nothing to do with objective journalism by a group funded by the German government.
The Deutsche Welle Foundation broadcasts radio, television and the Internet in various languages. It has radio stations in more than 30 languages and a television station in German, English, Spanish, Arabic and Amharic.
German Government funded Deutsche Welle persists in its unbridled smear campaigns against Eritrea. Latest in these despicable series are half-baked and strident website pieces on the peace process and the National Service by its senior editors of the English/Amharic Services.