Meskerem.net brags of being the first Eritrean opposition website but I would call it the first Eritrean opposition against opposition tabloid website. Meserekem.net never was original in its content, in fact the whole site consists of one page with attention grabbing tabloid headlines and links to various news sites and of course links to Shabait.com. 70 % of its content comes from Shabait.
This website is nothing but an extension of Shabait.com. That one day Meskerem was an opposition website does not mean it is now. Hamdan did also run an opposition newspaper ( sponsored by Sudanese authorities) was in opposition until he saw more funding possibilities from the PFDJ. The people behind Meskerem have two goals: trashing the opposition and defending the government. According to the website the calling upon EU to stop funding the regime is equal to giving education to Eritrea’s children and the opposition is just a group that consist of tribalism, fundamentalist and traitors. Nothing good can come from the opposition and PFDJ is providing children education, feeding the poor and developing the country.
Being one of the first Eritrean websites beside the tabloid content makes the website well visited. Because reach of Shabait and other associated websites is diminshing, Meskerem.net is supposed to give a boost to PFDJ propoganda and that is the source of our concern.
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