Ethiopia is going through a challenging time in the aftermath of the attempted coup d’etat. The government is taking strong measures to restore peace and security. According to multiple press releases, the government has found the media in Ethiopia as a challenge. It is known that many journalists that had been arrested during the previous regime were released in 2018. However, recent events show the possibility of the government retracting to previous methods. A good example is the Ministry of Defense’s press release warning the press. Journalist and human rights activist Eskinder Nega responds to the warning as follows.