The top 15 Ethiopian News Media below are ranked by the American world web traffic analyst Alexa.com. Their global ranking score is indicated in (parenthesis.)
This ranking is only for Ethiopian NEWS source websites. Some of these news media agencies have different ranking on their social media presence.(mostly Facebook).
Most of them are based in the West (diaspora) and usually face government censorship or temporary blockages during political instability in Ethiopia. For example, Nazret.com and Ecadforum were blocked in 2005 & 2010 during the Ethiopian elections. Meanwhile, OromiaMedia (OMN), Satenaw and ESAT have been temporarily blocked since the 2015 nationwide Oromo/Amhara protests.
Top 15 Ethiopian News (global rank)
1.EthiopianReporter (20k Worldwide)
4.Ethsat.com -ESAT (49k)
6.Ecadforum/ ECADF (63k)
Top 5 Ethiopian News ranking based on Social Media following
1.Zehabesha.com 1.2 million followers
2.ESAT 916,000 followers
4.OromiaMedia- OMN 576,000
At times, famous Ethiopian personalities are leading sources of news information, particularly with the case of Oromo activist Jawar Mohammed.
Top 5 Ethiopian personalities based on followers
1.Jawar Mohammed (1.3mil followers)
2.Teddy Afro (1.1 million followers)
3.Tirunesh Dibaba (1 million)
4.Tedros Adhanom (966,000)
5.Meseret Defar (678,000)