The Reporter (Ethiopia)

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The Reporter (Ethiopia), also known as The Ethiopian Reporter (Amharic: ሪፖርተር), is a private newspaper published in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. It appears in both English and Amharic, and is owned by the Media Communications Centre.[1] The editor in chief and founder of the newspaper is Amare Aragawi.

The Reporter (Ethiopia)
TypeWeekly newspaper
Owner(s)Media Communication Center
Editor-in-chiefAmare Aregawi
FoundedJuly 8, 1991; 29 years ago (1991-07-08)
Political alignmentConservative Editorial page
LanguageEnglish & Amharic
Bole Medhanialem, Bole Road
Circulation (as of March 2013)


The Reporter was founded in 1991 by the Media Communication Center, owned by Amare Aregawi. As of 2010, its editor and owner was Amare Aregawi.[2]


  • Print Newspaper
  • Website
  • Mobile
  • English Version
  • Amharic Version


Yacob Wolde-Mariam, a renowned journalist, has been a senior editor with the newspaper since its inception.[3]

Criticism and ControversiesEdit

In 2008 the editor of the Reporter, Amare Aregawi was jailed in Gondar, Ethiopia in connection with an article that criticized Dashen Brewery's, a local beer brand, labor practices. Police arrested Aregawi on August 22nd, 2008 after a defamation lawsuit was filed against the newspaper by the brewery in a Gondar court.[4]


  1. ^ Newspapers BBC.
  2. ^ "Arrests, closings, censorship found by CPJ delegationEthiopian political divide ensnares the press".
  3. ^ "Ethiopia: A Moment With a Veteran Journalist". All Africa. November 7, 2015.
  4. ^ "Ethiopia - Amare Aregawi, Reporter's Editor, Arrested". nazret. August 26, 2008.

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