20 June 2010 (EMAI) — 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.
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] (Government)
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)