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.
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.
- EthiopianReview.com [ 36,633] (Opposition)
- Nazret.com [ 70,700] (Independent)
- Ethiomedia.com [ 199, 835] (Oppposition)
- Ethioforum.org [ 364,468] (Opposition)
- Jimmatimes.com [ 451,223] (Independent)
- Tadias.com [ 467, 278] (Independent)
- Waltainfo.com [ 476, 913] (Government)
- Aigaforum.com [ 484, 568] (Government)
- Addisfortune.com [ 550,622] (Independent)
- Ecadforum.com [ 574, 645] (Opposition)
- ENA.Gov.Et [ 575,660] (Government)
- Abugidainfo.com [ 582,748] (Opposition)
- Abbaymedia.com [ 627,294] (Opposition)
- EthiopiaZare.com [ 796, 019] (Opposition)
- CapitalEthiopia.com [ 902,054] (Government)
- EthiopiaFirst.com [ 959, 387] (Independent)
- AddisVoice.com [ 1,220,056] (Opposition)
- Gadaa.com [ 1,249,571] (Opposition)
- AddisNegeronline.com [ 2,199,174] (Opposition)
- Opride.com [ 2,745, 900] (Opposition)
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.
2. Addis Fortune
4. Jimma Times
5. Addis Neger (defunct)
7. Awramba Times
EMAI is the premier organization dedicated to assisting, awarding, monitoring and developing Ethiopian media outlets around the world.
Tedla Asfaw – VOA of Addisu Abebe interviewed (April 2) Ato Wondimu Mekonen from London and two gentlemen from Switzerland and Sweden on phone while the condemnation of Meles Zenawi was heard on background by huge crowd of Ethiopians who came from all over Europe.
The rush by TPLF’s Aiga, Ben of “belly first” including http://www.nazret.com and stick to the one minute video clip of OLF and ONLF and try to ignore the video clip of BBC’s own four minutes video clip is disgusting and non professional, fake journalism.
The millions of Ethiopians back home got the truth through VOA and the TPLF’s TV can show the Gambella and Ogaden butcher dinning with the queen and cheering behind the scene for his financiers. Not hanging the photo of Meles with G20 leaders might be punishable by jail.
The truth of the matter is none of the G20 leaders dare to visit Ethiopia because Ethiopians never welcome those who sided with their tormentors. That was why George Bush never touch the soil of Ethiopia and why Tony Blair was not welcomed by Ethiopians.
There will not be any official visit of Ethiopia by Obama or other respected world leaders because they know very well that any government sponsored welcoming ceremony could easily turn to anti-Meles rally that will shame both the host and the guest.
A tyrant who is despised by his own people will never get any respect in foreign land and when the last day comes no one comes to his rescue either.
We thank you, the thousands who protested today and stand with the millions of Ethiopians.The flags you waved on London street were seen by all including the G20 leaders.