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  1. Mohammed Ademo –– is a New York-based freelance journalist, Co-founder, and Editor-In-Chief of OPride.com. Ademo writes regular news commentaries and Op-Eds on current issues that affect the Oromo people in Ethiopia and around the world. His articles have appeared on the Columbia Journalism Review, the New York Daily News and various Ethiopian publications. To pitch stories: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  2. Big Z Kadir –– is the Founder of OPride.com, a Photo-Journalist, Pro Photographer, Graphic Editor and the Managing Editor of OPride. For all your flyer, business card, web-design and graphic editing needs contact Big Z at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

  3. Buri Waddesso –– is a mild, meek and middle-aged wanderer, freelancer, seeker and OPride.com’s own resident investigative, at times silent quasi-reporter who has began to reflect on his and the life of Oromo people. He can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

  4. Magarsa Mukhtar –– is an OPride Intern based in the Horn of Africa. Mukhtar will be writing an op-ed column on the plight of Oromo refugees, Oromo-related issues in general as well as other events in Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa. He can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
 Our Regular Contributors
  1. Jawar Siraj Mohammed is an independent researcher, and a recent graduate of Stanford University who has also attended Oxford where he did his research on federalism and political party system. Jawar is a human rights and social justice advocate, and has published numerous articles on Ethiopia. He can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. articles can be accessed at www.dhummuugaa.wordpress.com or on OPride.com, Jawar's Corner.

  2. Tuji Jidda - a democracy activist based in Washington D.C. His articles can be accessed here.

  3. Hashim Adam - is the former president of IOYA and Oromia Student Union, and alumni of the University of Minnesota. Hashim will oversee OPride.com's forthcoming Oromo Literature Collection and Preservation project - Hamba Habalee Cittee (Pieces of a Broken Stir, Nuggets of Lost Civilization).
* Interested in joining OPride Editorial Team or want to be a News Contributor? Got a news TIP? Email OPride editor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call  us at 414.367.6642.

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