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Mid-year Ranking of Ethiopia’s Top 20 news websites

Every year the Ethiopian Media Association International (EMAI) gives recognition award to the top Ethiopian news websites. These ranking come from independent reports and the Web Information Company – ALEXA.com, which is the leading method of ranking online media popularity around the world.

Below is a mid-year EMAI report that shows the ranking of Ethiopian media outlets as of June 18, 2010.  The mid-year ranking shows that the popular media Ethiopian Review is leading the pack once again and it is the #1 website during the first 6 months of 2010. The ranking also shows that the new online version of the newspaper Addis Neger has quickly become very popular among Ethiopians worldwide. It has qualified as a top 20 website in a very short amount of time.

Full Ranking:

  1. EthiopianReview.com
  2. Nazret.com
  3. Ethiomedia.com
  4. Ethioforum.org
  5. Jimmatimes.com
  6. Tadias.com
  7. Waltainfo.com
  8. Aigaforum.com
  9. Addisfortune.com
  10. Ecadforum.com
  11. ENA.Gov.Et
  12. Abugidainfo.com
  13. Abbaymedia.com
  14. EthiopiaZare.com
  15. CapitalEthiopia.com
  16. EthiopiaFirst.com
  17. AddisVoice.com
  18. Gadaa.com
  19. AddisNegeronline.com
  20. Opride.com

The information below gives more information about each of the top 20 Ethiopian websites. The first bracketed data shows the GLOBAL ranking of the websites compared with non-Ethiopian websites around the world. The Second bracketed information tells the affiliation of the websites that shows if they are “in general” pro-government or pro-opposition or independent.

  1. EthiopianReview.com [ 36,633]  (Opposition)
  2. Nazret.com [ 70,700]  (Independent)
  3. Ethiomedia.com [ 199, 835] (Oppposition)
  4. Ethioforum.org [ 364,468] (Opposition)
  5. Jimmatimes.com [ 451,223] (Independent)
  6. Tadias.com [ 467, 278]  (Independent)
  7. Waltainfo.com [ 476, 913] (Government)
  8. Aigaforum.com [ 484, 568] (Government)
  9. Addisfortune.com [ 550,622]   (Independent)
  10. Ecadforum.com [ 574, 645] (Opposition)
  11. ENA.Gov.Et  [ 575,660]  (Government)
  12. Abugidainfo.com [ 582,748] (Opposition)
  13. Abbaymedia.com [ 627,294] (Opposition)
  14. EthiopiaZare.com [ 796, 019] (Opposition)
  15. CapitalEthiopia.com [ 902,054] (Government)
  16. EthiopiaFirst.com [ 959, 387] (Independent)
  17. AddisVoice.com [ 1,220,056] (Opposition)
  18. Gadaa.com [ 1,249,571] (Opposition)
  19. AddisNegeronline.com [ 2,199,174] (Opposition)
  20. Opride.com [ 2,745, 900]  (Opposition)
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Ethiopia’s Top 10 most Independent news websites of 2009

Every year the Ethiopian Media Association International (EMAI) recognizes the top 10 most independent and professional Ethiopian news websites in the world. EMAI believes media independence and balance is vital for the development of a democratic, tolerant and peaceful society. Due to this, impartiality in media is an important quality most people and the international community honors the most in the 21st century.

Last week, the Ethiopian Media Association International (EMAI) recognized the 25 most influential and popular Ethiopian media outlets in the world. For this year, Ethiopian Review and Nazret.com were the top 2 popular websites among the 25 top performers.

In selecting the top 10 independent news websites, EMAI monitors and analyzes if a media practices censorship on different and diverse economic, political, religious and social views or articles. The 10 Ethiopain news websites that practice “THE MOST BALANCE” in their reporting are honored by this annual EMAI award.

Below are the top 10 news websites ranked based on their independence and balance in reporting during 2009.


1. Nazret.com
2. Addis Fortune
3. Tadias.com
4. Jimma Times
5. Addis Neger (defunct)
6. EthiopiaFirst.com
7. Awramba Times
8. CapitalEthiopia.com
9. EthioPolitics.com
10. AddisAdmass.com

EMAI is the premier organization dedicated to assisting, awarding, monitoring and developing Ethiopian media outlets around the world.

Ethiopia’s Top 25 most popular media of 2009

Every year the Ethiopian Media Association International (EMAI) recognizes the 25 most influential and popular Ethiopian media outlets in the world. This year, the two top websites Ethiopian Review and Nazret.com squared off and left the field behind by becoming two of the most visited African websites. In the end, EthiopianReview.com took the lead and became the #1 Ethiopian website in the world.

EMAI congratulates the top 25 best Ethiopian news websites listed below. To qualify for the EMAI ranking, the news media must be Ethiopia-focused, without automatic/computerized feeds, it must be news-focused, attain high traffic and have some original reports of its own.

The following 25 media sources have received the 2009 EMAI awards for the most popular Ethiopian news websites of the year.

TOP 25 MEDIA

1. Ethiopian Review
2. Nazret.com

3. Ethiomedia.com
4. Ethiopian Reporter
5. ethioforum.org
6. Abbaymedia.com
7.  abugidainfo.com
8.  Tadias Magazine
9.  ecadforum.com
10.  Jimma Times
11.  Ethiopia Zare
12.  Addis Fortune
13. Walta Information Centre
14.  Ethiopiafirst.com
15. addisvoice.com
16. Ethiopian News Agency/ENA
17.  Aigaforum.com
18. Gadaa.com
19. Addis Admass News
20. EthioLion.Com
21.  Capital Ethiopia
22. Opride.com
23. Ssinformer.com
24. Ethioguardian.com
25. Horizonethiopia.com
(World ranking as of December 20,2009 is used from Alexa.com)

1. Ethiopian Review 54,547
2. Nazret.com 72,526
3. Ethiomedia  189,030
4. Ethiopian Reporter 305,366
5. ethioforum.org 324,890
6. Abbaymedia.com 353,244
7. abugidainfo.com  374,525
8. Tadias Magazine 479,741
9. ecadforum.com 494,730
10. Jimma Times 563,880

11. Ethiopia Zare 584,760
12. Addis Fortune  614,560
13. Walta Information Centre  629,315
14. Ethiopiafirst.com 650,354
15. addisvoice.com 690,756
16. Ethiopian News Agency – ENA 716,277
17. Aigaforum.com  723,695
18. Gadaa.com  798,380
19. Addis Admass News 875,357
20. EthioLion.Com 960,401
21. Capitalethiopia.com 1,348,855
22. Opride.com 1,690,046
23. Ssinformer.com  1,313,692
24. Ethioguardian.com 1,760,262
25. Horizonethiopia.com 2,458,266