The Reporter (Ethiopia)

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The Ethiopian Reporter
Type Weekly newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Media Communication Center (via Amare Aregawi)
Editor-in-chief Name of editorial
Opinion editor Name of Operator
Founded July 8, 1991; 27 years ago (1991-07-08)
Political alignment Conservative Editorial page
Language English & Amharic
Headquarters Ethiopia
Bole Medhanialem, Bole Road In front of You go city church.
Circulation 2,378,827 2 times a week[1] (as of March 2013)
Website English

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.[2] The editor in chief and founder of the newspaper is Amare Aragawi.


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.[3]


  • 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.[4]

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.[5]


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