The Reporter (Ethiopia)

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The Reporter (Ethiopia)
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TypeWeekly newspaper
FormatTabloid
Owner(s)Media Communication Center
Editor-in-chiefAmare Aregawi
FoundedJuly 8, 1991; 27 years ago (1991-07-08)
Political alignmentConservative Editorial page
LanguageEnglish & Amharic
HeadquartersEthiopia
Bole Medhanialem, Bole Road
Circulation (as of March 2013)
WebsiteEnglish
Amharic

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.

History[edit]

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]

Products[edit]

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

Staff[edit]

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

Criticism and Controversies[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Newspapers BBC.
  2. ^ "Arrests, closings, censorship found by CPJ delegationEthiopian political divide ensnares the press". www.cpj.org.
  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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