Gudayachn / ጉዳያችን
- CNN fake News may cost over 100 thousand Americans.
- The recent CNN allegation against Ethiopian Airlines has seriously annoyed many Africans.
Cable News Network (CNN) fake news on the Star Alliance member airline, Ethiopian Airlines may result in a court charge from Ethiopian Airlines. The news released by CNN says ''Ethiopian Airlines used to transport arms for the military''. Ethiopian Airlines press release responding to CNN says '' Ethiopian Airlines strongly refutes the recent allegation by CNN''.
Ethiopian Airlines is a leading airline in Africa and member of the Star Alliance. Star Alliance is a global airline network which was established by five airlines, Air Canada, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, THAI and United on May 14, 1997. It has grown to 27 member airlines to become the first truly global airline alliance to offer worldwide service. Among these 27 member airlines Ethiopian is one of them.
Ethiopian Airlines was founded on December 30,1945, by Emperor Haile Selassie. The Airline provides basic pilot and aviation maintenance training to trainees from African countries including Rwanda, Tanzania, Chad, Djibouti, Madagascar, Sudan. And its training service is also extended to Europe and the Middle East countries. The number of countries using its pilot and aviation maintenance training is increasing from time to time. In the near future, Ethiopian Airline will upgrade its training center to Aviation University.
Currently, Ethiopian Airlines is one of the huge global companies which provides job opportunities for over 100 thousand Americans. The Airline purchasing power from American and other parts of the world is over a billion dollars. All these purchases give an opportunity to thousands of workers globally, particularly in the USA over 100 thousand Americans are benefited. Therefore, it is clear that the recent CNN's fake news may affect 100 thousands Americans also.
The recent CNN allegation against Ethiopian Airlines has seriously annoyed many Africans. A Ugandan living in Norway said to Gudayachn that this is not less than opening a clear war against African icon, Ethiopian Airlines. Now the 'talk of the town' in Addis and other African cities is the importance of Ethiopian Airlines needing to open charges against CNN for its fake news. The latest press release from Ethiopian Airlines seems ''a yellow sign'' to CNN to give the last chance to ask for an official apology. If not, Ethiopian may be obliged to open charges against CNN. Many are saying this can be a good lesson to CNN to respect both international Media ethics and business law.