Written by AI Staff Wed - 13 Nov
Asmarino would like to make an unreserved apology for an unverified story it ran a few days ago about a proposed memorial/funeral in Asmara thought to have been organised by the families of the victims of the Lampedusa tragedy. In hindsight, Asmarino could have tried harder to verify the source of the story that "emanated" from Eritrea, but due to time constraints, we deemed it necessarily to put the story out into the public domain and we did so in good faith. We would like to take this occasion also to remind those in the diaspora who submit articles to Asmarino to follow our posting guidelines:
English: Tigrina and Arabic (which will re-start soon)
Elithabeth (Elsa) Chyrum has been instrumental in bringing about the appointment of a Special Rapporteur to Eritrea; four years' work has culminated in the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) appointing Ms. Beedwantee Keetharuth as Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Eritrea.
Written by Asmarino Staff Tue - 01 Jan
Mrs. Chyrum has been advocating and lobbying at the HRC for recognition of the severe human rights crisis in Eritrea since September 2008. She is passionate about justice for Eritrea, and has doggedly campaigned for the appalling human rights record of Eritrea to come to the fore of the international agenda. She has done this, and more, largely by funding herself and occasional contributions for travel and other expenses from well-wishers and sisterly organizations.
It was her passionate testimony at side events that touched the hearts and consciences of delegations from every geographical region and ensured that the suffering of the Eritrean people would no longer be treated as a footnote on the international to-do list. ...
Written by AI Staff Fri - 28 Dec
When Awate.com wanted to display the martyrs’ database they obtained from Eritrea on their Martyrs Album[1998-2003], they asked the help of Asmarino.com. Tes converted some excel spreadsheets provided by Awate.com into a Format that allowed the information provided to be displayed on Awate’s old home page under Martyrs’ Album . And that was used only for that purpose, except for one case. With Awate.com’s consent the data was also used to broadcast the names of the Martyrs on Voice of Delina in 2005 during the week of June 18-30. (Awate’s Saleh Gadi participated by reading some of the names himself.) Eritrean volunteers from around the world read the names. Asmarino, at great cost, bought extended air time for three days to broadcast the special program titled ‘ድምጽና ሓወልቲ ይኹኖም! ኣስማት ስውኣት 1998-2001’.
Written by Sun - 03 Jun
Given the overwhelming number of the youth that have been arriving in the West, it would be of no surprise if most of the changes we want to introduce will be done with this young audience in mind; of course, without abandoning our old audience.
Now, it has come to another level of engagement and challenge and it begins with financial contributions from you - our readers and friends - to keep Asmarino going.
The website is kept rolling by a few bunch of dedicated volunteers but the opportunities and challenges ahead will require much more to provide the diversified needs and demands that have sprung up over the last few years.
Your contribution is highly appreciated. It will give hope to sustain its future and catch up with new social media development.
Written by AI Staff Thu - 21 Jul
But don’t tell that to the regime’s foot soldiers in diaspora. As usual, the foot soldiers at Deahai and other Shaebia-oriented websites are at their denial and gloating best. They are again invoking that idiotic mantra that every totalitarian system (Kim El Sung’s North Korea, Mao’s China, Khmer Rouge’s Cambodia, etc ) used to hide a raging famine in their soils: “Self- reliance!” ...
Here we have it then in a nutshell: while all the other governments are scrambling to save their people, as usual the primary goal of the Eritrean regime and its supporters in diaspora is not saving Eritreans from the ravages of the famine, but saving the IMAGE of Eritrea and its leader from the ravages of that same famine!