WASHINGTON, DC - Activist Tamagne Beyene starts speech with an ordinary greeting, and slowly but surely moves the audience for a standing ovation to one and only Birtukan Mideksa, the jailed opposition leader who defied injustice under Meles Zenawi.

Tamagne was addressing the audience during a fund-raiser for Ethiopian Satellite Television Service (ESAT), a novel approach to reach millions of Ethiopians who live in a state-sponsored media blackout.
(Video clip: Courtesy of Ethiov.com)

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