Yohannes Eneyew Ayalew

PhD Candidate, Monash University

Yohannes is a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Law, Monash University in Australia. Prior to joining Monash Law, he was a lecturer in law at School of Law, Bahir Dar University where he was teaching and researching on media law and human rights.

His PhD project investigates on how to balance freedom of expression on the Internet and data privacy under the African setting. Also his scholarship addresses broader issues in freedom of expression on the Internet, and privacy in Africa. Besides, he passionate in researching about civil rights, freedom of expression, the right to health, peoples' right, international human rights law, public international law, and sociology of law.


  • 2020–present
    PhD Candidate (Law), Monash University
  • 2019–2020
    Lecturer, Bahir Dar University
  • 2015–2017
    Lecturer, Samara University


  • 2018 
    University of Groningen, MA(Hon) in Leadership
  • 2018 
    University of Groningen , Master of Laws - LLM in International Human Rights Law
  • 2017 
    Addis Ababa University , Master of Laws - LLM in Public International Law
  • 2014 
    Wollo University , Bachelor of Laws (LLB)


  • 2019
    The Internet shutdown muzzle(s) freedom of expression in Ethiopia: competing narratives, Journal Information & Communications Technology Law Volume 28, 2019 - Issue 2
  • 2017
    Risk Allocation Norms of Civil Construction Contracts in Ethiopia, Mizan Law Review Volume 11 No.2 (2017)