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As fundraising to support Abdi Fite falters, social media reports Prof. Mohammed Hassen resigns from OMN Board

Posted: Caamsaa/May 1, 2017 · Finfinne Tribune | Gadaa.com | Comments (5)

Immediately following the announcement that author/journalist Abdi Fite departed from the Oromia Media Network (OMN) last week, supporters of the journalist set up a GoFundMe campaign to raise funds towards Fite’s “severance package.” The campaign sought to raise $25,000; however, it seems the campaign lost its steam by the end of the week; three days later, it could only manage to raise about 48% of the target. Some have been heard complaining on social media about Fite’s supporters not putting their money where their mouths are.

Meanwhile, reports on social media say the known Oromo historian Prof. Mohammed Hassen has resigned from the OMN Board of Trustees as of April 30, 2017. Gadaa.com/Finfinne Tribune was not able to independently verify this report circulating on social media, particularly on Facebook.

No statement has been given from OMN regarding these recent high-profile departures from the organization.


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  1. gpgutema Reply

    May 2, 2017 at 12:20 am

    A sale out Judas has to quote, “reliable source” . The source you rely on becomes unreliable as soon as you touch it. You third rate spin doctor. Look out, Jawar might make a breakfast out of you, as you prepare for last supper.

  2. Sorsa Reply

    May 2, 2017 at 2:26 am

    Any reasonable person would resign if he can not perform his duties. How on earth would someone hope to run a country like Oromia or Ethiopia if he/she can not manage one news channel?

    I propose, in the most unlikely case that Abdii DELIBERATELY violated written house rules there is no reason why he or anyone else should be tolerated unless he clearly apologizes and promises never to repeat. If any thing else is the reason for his dismissal, such as personal frictions, the Board must release Jawar, or they must resign as Prof. Hassen did.

  3. bakkalcha Reply

    May 3, 2017 at 2:05 am

    It’s affunysttoristhatbecousses.hwo.is.honestfor.ethentity?

  4. Abdataa Reply

    May 4, 2017 at 8:15 pm

    Rakkinni namicha kanaa Jawaaritti hinaafaa jiraachuu isaati. OMN Oromo dhisii wayaanenu ragaa bahaafi jirti.wanti gurbaan keenya /Jawaar/ hojjechaa jiru hundi oromoodhaf warqiidha.Jawaar yaa gameessa keenya jiraadhu. Jarsoot waggaa diigdamii shan rafaa turanii eega ati qabsoo keenya karaati deebsitee wayyaane albaati itti fidinaan OMN irraat dhihaatanii muguu barbaadu.Namini guyyaa bofa large halkan quncee dheeffa jedhamaa mitiiree

  5. Sabontu Reply

    May 7, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    Afaan dubbadhuun hinqabuu, dhugaan numaa baati, warranaa diinaa caalaa ka opdo caalaa ka tigrey caalaa waraana nukeesaa jiruuti gadhee. Ani dhiigaa oromoo jiguu akamiti laaluu dhabaan jechaatuu nati dhagayaamaa. Abdi fixe yoo waan fedhee hojjatee wanni isaan jedhuu hin qabuu. enyuun durraa oromoo namini dubbatee abdi fixeeti
    dhugaa rabbittuu beekaa. Abidi saboonaa oromooti. Waan inni rakkattee jarsaan dhugaan bahuu qabaa.

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