Advocates for Democracy and Media Inc

ESAT

aka Ethiopian Satellite Television & Radio (ESAT)   |   ALEXANDRIA, VA   |  https://ethsat.com

Mission

ESAT’s main objective is to provide free access to news and information that are unlikely to see the daylight in Ethiopia due to censorship and other forms of restrictions. ESAT firmly believes that suppression of press freedom, persecution of journalists, and interference in the free flow of information is harmful and counterproductive to peace, stability and the effort to build a democratic society. ESAT believes that a well-functioning independent press is an essential element of a democratic system by holding those in power accountable. Exposing corruption, abuse of power, human rights violations and discrimination is the job of the media. ESAT also believes that without free access to information and ideas, citizens are unable to participate meaningfully in the political system.

Ruling year info

2015

Principal Officer

Dr Solomon Reta

Main address

PO BOX 11261

ALEXANDRIA, VA 22312 USA

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EIN

27-2628055

NTEE code info

Nonprofit Management (S50)

IRS filing requirement

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How we listen

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Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
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  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    SMS text surveys, Community meetings/Town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees, Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Advocates for Democracy and Media Inc

Board of directors
as of 4/29/2020
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Board co-chair

Dr Solomon Reta

Ethiopian Satellite Television & Radio (ESAT)

Term: 2019 - 2021


Board co-chair

Dr Kassa Kebede

Ethiopian Satellite Television Service (ESAT)

Term: 2019 - 2021

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes