Reporters Without Borders (via) are reporting that a growing number of websites critical of the government have become inaccessible in the country since 17th May.

Ethiopians have also seen all publications hosted by blogspot disappear from the Internet.

Even though the authorities have made no announcement it is likely that the disappearance of the sites is the result of political censorship and not technical problems.

Some of the blocked websites include Ethiomedia.com, Freeourleaders.org, Nazret.com, cyberethiopia.com, ethiopianreview.com, tensae.net, quatero.net, ethioforum.org, ethiopianpolitics.blogspot.com, enset.blogspot.com, ethiopundit.blogspot.com, seminawork.blogspot.com and weichegud.blogspot.com.

Technical ways to get around internet censorship can be found in the Guide for bloggers and cyberdissidents.