Addis Zemen (newspaper)
|Publisher||Ethiopian Press Agency|
|Founded||7 June 1941|
History and profile
The paper was launched as a four-page weekly on 7 June 1941. Therefore, the weekly was founded by Emperor Haile Selassie following the liberation of the country. The name of the paper refers to the liberation of Ethiopia from Italian colonial rule. Its first editor-in-chief was Amde Mikael Desalegn. On 5 May 1946 the paper became a broadsheet publication and later, a daily newspaper.
It is based in Addis Ababa and is currently published by the Ethiopian Press Agency. On Sundays, the paper provides its readers with extensive news about children in the country in terms of cultural activities.
- Meseret Chekol Reta (16 May 2013). The Quest for Press Freedom: One Hundred Years of History of the Media in Ethiopia. University Press of America. p. 92. ISBN 978-0-7618-6002-0. Retrieved 7 August 2014.
- Daniel Berhane (10 June 2010). "Ethiopia: State-owned paper Op-Ed asks gov’t to lower oil prices". Horn Affairs. Retrieved 7 August 2014.
- Hakeem Ibikunle Tijani; Solomon Addis Getahun (27 February 2014). Culture and Customs of Ethiopia. ABC-CLIO. p. 75. ISBN 978-0-313-08606-9. Retrieved 7 August 2014.
- Eva Poluha (2007). The World of Girls and Boys in Rural and Urban Ethiopia. African Books Collective. p. 160. ISBN 978-99944-50-16-9. Retrieved 7 August 2014.