back to top
Thursday, June 20, 2024

The Crisis at ERISAT: Unmasking the Threat to Eritrean Integrity

In the turbulent domain of media organizations, ERISAT’s recent turmoil stands as a stark reminder of the delicate equilibrium between power, ethics, and integrity. Once envisioned as a bastion of thoughtful discourse, ERISAT has tragically descended into a maelstrom of internal discord and external manipulation under the leadership of CEO Henok Tekle and Board Chairwoman Saba Tesfayohannes (PhD).

Originally founded with aspirations of fostering critical thinking and engaging dialogue, ERISAT’s journey from 2020 to 2024 has been marred by a profound transformation into a conduit for political agendas, orchestrated by Henok Tekle. The organization, entrusted with the sacred duty of journalistic integrity, has been ensnared in a web of controversy, devoid of any semblance of editorial coherence.

Since 2020, ERISAT’s descent into chaos has been palpable. Legitimate concerns raised by impassioned volunteers about the organization’s trajectory swiftly escalated into a cycle of suppression and defamation. The board, in a bid to silence dissent, wielded their authority with impunity, disregarding accountability and transparency.

The intervention of external mediators from Yiakl in 2020 purportedly seeking resolution only exacerbated the crisis. Instead of fostering dialogue, these mediators colluded with the board, manipulating the situation to serve their ulterior motives. Their actions betrayed a sinister agenda aimed at subverting Eritrean values and perpetuating discord.

As ERISAT grappled with internal strife in 2024, its once-promising legacy hung precariously in the balance. The organization’s alignment with extremist elements and propagation of divisive rhetoric further eroded public trust and credibility. ERISAT’s role as a purveyor of thoughtful discourse faded into obscurity, replaced by a tarnished reputation and fractured identity.

Moreover, the moral bankruptcy of ERISAT was exposed by the reprehensible actions of former board members. In a shocking video from 2020, a board member suggested running over esteemed individuals like Dr. Bereket Habtesilasie with tanks, alongside mocking non-Tigrinya-speaking communities. Such behavior undermines respect and decency and highlights ERISAT’s descent into moral depravity.

The crisis at ERISAT extends beyond interpersonal dynamics, constituting a betrayal of trust and an affront to Eritrean values. As Eritrea navigates a shifting landscape, ERISAT’s turmoil serves as a reminder of the perils of unchecked power and compromised integrity. Vigilance and discernment are imperative as the nation charts a course towards a brighter future, free from manipulation and deceit.

In confronting the crisis at ERISAT, Eritrean media must reaffirm its commitment to accountability and transparency. Only then can the nation emerge stronger, united in pursuit of a prosperous and sovereign future, untainted by internal strife and external manipulation.


The views and opinions titled "The Crisis at ERISAT: Unmasking the Threat to Eritrean Integrity", are those of Abdu Esmail and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Setit Media. ኣብዚ "The Crisis at ERISAT: Unmasking the Threat to Eritrean Integrity", ዘርእስቱ ጽሑፍ ተገሊጹ ዘሎ ርእይቶን ሓሳብን ናይ Abdu Esmail እምበር መትከላትን መርገጽን ሰቲት ሚዲያ ዘንጸባርቕ ኣይኮነን።

Related Articles


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

seventeen − 13 =

Stay Connected


Latest Articles