Addis Zemen (newspaper)

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Addis Zemen
Type Daily
Format Broadsheet
Publisher Ethiopian Press Agency
Founded 7 June 1941; 75 years ago (1941-06-07)
Political alignment Pro-government
Language Amharic
Headquarters Addis Ababa
Website Website

Addis Zemen ("New Era" in English)[1] is an Ethiopian Amharic newspaper, published by the federal government.[2]

History and profile[edit]

The paper was launched as a four-page weekly on 7 June 1941.[1] Therefore, the weekly was founded by Emperor Haile Selassie following the liberation of the country.[3] The name of the paper refers to the liberation of Ethiopia from Italian colonial rule.[3] Its first editor-in-chief was Amde Mikael Desalegn.[1] On 5 May 1946 the paper became a broadsheet publication[1] and later, a daily newspaper.[3]

It is based in Addis Ababa and is currently published by the Ethiopian Press Agency.[2] On Sundays, the paper provides its readers with extensive news about children in the country in terms of cultural activities.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d 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. 
  2. ^ a b Daniel Berhane (10 June 2010). "Ethiopia: State-owned paper Op-Ed asks gov't to lower oil prices". Horn Affairs. Retrieved 7 August 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c 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. 
  4. ^ 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. 

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