The noble lands of East Africa boast one of the earliest written languages, thousands of years of culture, and is the host to one of the most diverse group of people speaking over 100 languages.
And yet ... This area of the world is overlooked by an international society more interested in oil and natural resources. The East African Journal News exists to inform, educate, and spread the news, both good and bad, about this incredible land. Only through knowledge can people enjoy true freedom.
Where We Stand
The East African Journal News stands and supports true Democracy which includes the right of free speech, the personal freedoms and rights of a people - men women and children - to exist in a society where discussion, not despots, enrich the lives and future of a people. Only through knowledge and good discourse can we grow and build a noble society that supports us and weathers the storm of time, all while battling the malignant forces set against us.
Here are just a few of our team members in this labour of love, along with the words that describe their personality. This way you will get to know the people working tirelessly for you. Several of our correspondents are NOT named to protect their identity and ability to report the news without severe consequences. We are rapidly adding bloggers, journalists and every day people, contributing to this cause. Our goal of reporting the news, promoting education, and human rights guides us - regardless of the political winds. Join us in thanking these silent warriors who crave a future of freedom and the right to exceed and prosper.
Lelisa Hika - "Energetic Bastion of Freedom"
Lelisa pours his heart and soul into EAJN. Lelisa started as an immigrant to the U.S. from Ethiopia and succeeded. He never stopped learning and he never stopped championing the rights of others. There is no one more capable of carrying the banner of EAJN. He can be emailed at Lelisa [at] EAJN [dot] ORG.
Amanuel Raga - "Champion Educator & Researcher"
Amanuel Raga currently resides in the beautiful but cold country of Norway. His linguistics and educational strength is only surpassed by his dedication to spreading the word of Democracy throughout the world. Amanuel may be reached at Amanuel [at] EAJN [dot] ORG.
Mark McCloud - "Sage Crusading Warrior"
Mark is our fearless, freedom loving warrior, and head of journalism. The decades long devotion to the cause of free speech and human rights gives him the unique insight to understand the machinations of governments and how to work in, and out, of the system. His diplomatic and international experience is a huge asset leading our team. He can be reached at Markus [at] EAJN [dot] ORG.
Wake Jeo Gerbi - "Dedicated Voice"
Leading the charge with Amanuel from Norway, Wake Jeo Gerbi tirelessly works to educate others on the situations and solutions needed in East Africa. Our team is blessed to have his insight and energy to add to the fight for journalistic freedom.
Steve McCloud - "Technical Prodigy"
Whether it concerns our state of the art, rock solid security protecting our site and journalists or our stylistic flair, Steve leads the charge. It is about protecting the freedom of the people's voice and doing it in such a way that helps people learn and make informed decisions. He can be reached at Steve [at] EAJN [dot] ORG.
Kumlachew Kassa - "Veteran Amharic Voice"
Kumlachew Kassa is the EAJN Amharic Newscaster and Editor. His many years as an Ethiopian journalist aids his keen eye at digging to find the real news that matters to the public at large. He hosts our weekly East African Journal News Radio casts in Amharic and English. He can be reached at KASSA [at] EAJN [dot] ORG.
The Hidden Bloggers - "Unsung Heroes"
Freedom of the Press and free speech are often just buzz words in the international arena. Not here at EAJN. EVERY voice that speaks of improving mankind deserves to be heard. We salute those out there quietly helping us. We will savagely protect your right to free speech, your identity, and continue to give you a place to let your words flow here at EAJN. Keep up the good work and, THANK YOU!
Join the Team!
We need YOU and the people of East Africa need you! Join the EAJN.ORG team and become part of something bigger than all of us. Write to us at EDITOR [at] EAJN [dot] ORG.