Eskinder Nega, a journalist, and human rights activist, called for a press conference on June 3, 2019, at Ethiopia Hotel. On the press conference, Eskinder was expected to give a press release on the establishment of Senay Multimedia. Eskinder Nega, along with unidentified shareholders, has begun the process to found a privately owned media in Ethiopia. However, the press conference was banned by direct order from the Federal Office. This is the second time that the authorities have interrupted a conference organized by Eskinder Nega. Mereja TV was on the scene and interviewed Sentayehu Chekol, Head PR for Addis Ababa Baladera Council.