Facebook Index Asia

About Facebook Index
The Index aims to cover all major news publishing outlets registered as such on Facebook. According to the Facebook categorization, these platforms are registered either as “media/news company”, “media/news/publishing” or “news/media website”. The Index also covers those platforms registered as TV companies or TV channels, as they also qualify as media and news websites. Platforms registered as radio stations in Facebook categorization were not included, as most of them don’t qualify as news platform operators. We included only those radio stations that are run as part of online news platforms.
We are aware that some news operations are not registered as such. Therefore, during our monitoring, we are scoping the field to also identify these platforms.
We used local experts as well as consultancies such as the online intelligence companies Meltwater and Socialbakers to verify the data and publications included in the Index.
The Facebook Index measures the reach of news media in the Facebook Universe by comparing the followers base with the total number of Facebook users in a given country. Essentially, the Facebook Index shows you how many people media and news platforms reach in 100 Facebook users. In Asia ans Asia-Pacific, we publish the list of the news platforms with a score of at least 5.
In this continent, the Facebook Universe totaled over 571.3 million users in June 2017. Nearly a third of those hail from India. Over 550 news and media platforms are being monitored in Asia and Asia-Pacific as part of this index.
 
Do you know of any news and media platforms not covered by this Index? Tell us.
 
Facebook Index Asia, 2017

Rank

Country

Platform

Number of followers

Facebook Index

1

Myanmar

7Day News Journal

15179275

135.2

2

Myanmar

Eleven media Group

13335809

118.7

3

French Polynesia

La Dépêche de Tahiti 

139953

97.9

4

French Polynesia

Polynesie 1ere

138416

96.8

5

Myanmar

BBC Burmese

10727603

95.5

6

Afghanistan

TOLO News

2392388

92.0

7

Maldives

sun.mv

240378

89.7

8

Myanmar

The Irrawaddy - Burmese Edition

9553706

85.1

9

French Polynesia

TNTV Tahiti Nui Television

117717

82.3

10

Myanmar

VOA Burmese News

9175479

81.7

11

New Caledonia

Les Nouvelle Caledoniennes

118071

78.7

12

Myanmar

Mizzima Daily

8647394

77.0

13

New Caledonia

Nouvelle Calédonie 1ere 

111201

74.1

14

Afghanistan

Radio Azadi

1916411

73.7

15

Brunei

Brunei FM

216144

69.7

16

Guam

Kuam News

74683

67.9

17

Cambodia

Koh Santepheap Daily

2666762

67.0

18

Afghanistan

8am

1701006

65.4

19

Myanmar

MRTV-4

7001430

62.3

20

Myanmar

DVB TV News

6883467

61.3

21

Myanmar

MRTV

6544220

58.3

22

Myanmar

ThitHtooLwin

6391897

56.9

23

Bangladesh

Daily Prothom Alo

11730084

55.3

24

Nepal

eKantipur

3290053

51.9

25

Afghanistan

Mashaal Radio

1347881

51.8

26

Nepal

BBC Nepali

3266232

51.6

27

Bangladesh

BBC Bangla

10722699

50.5

28

French Polynesia

Tahiti Infos

71663

50.1

29

Cambodia

Kampuchea Thmey Daily

1980521

49.7

30

Pakistan

ARY News

13443466

49.7

31

Singapore

Channel News Asia

2006639

48.9

32

Afghanistan

Khaama Press

1264102

48.6

33

Pakistan

Express News

12493755

46.2

34

Maldives

VFP

120682

45.0

35

Bangladesh

Somoyer Konthosor

9497197

44.8

36

Bangladesh

Daily Naya Diganta

9039151

42.6

37

Nepal

Taja Khabar

2696319

42.6

38

Bhutan

Radio Valley Bhutan

106471

41.9

39

Hong Kong

HK Nextmedia

2086100

40.7

40

French Polynesia

Radio1 Tahiti

57797

40.4

41

Bangladesh

NTV

8529636

40.2

42

Afghanistan

Pajhwok Afghan News

1034422

39.8

43

Sri Lanka

Hiru News

1647728

38.9

44

Maldives

Vaguthu

103681

38.7

45

Bangladesh

bdnews24

8026632

37.8

46

Nepal

Radio Kantipur

2385388

37.7

47

Vietnam

YAN News

14775049

36.8

48

French Polynesia

Tahiti News

51199

35.8

49

Bhutan

BBS News

88702

34.9

50

Pakistan

Samaa News

9367163

34.6

51

Nepal

News24 Nepal

2134234

33.7

52

Bangladesh

Independent Television 

6830210

32.2

53

Fiji

FBC TV

120400

31.7

54

Bangladesh

Kalerkantho

6487184

30.6

55

Nepal

Nagarik News

1934364

30.5

56

Pakistan

Waqt News

8042948

29.7

57

Pakistan

Pakistan Defence

7974517

29.5

58

Pakistan

Dunya News

7946679

29.4

59

Fiji

Fiji One News

111905

29.4

60

Fiji

Fiji Sun

110805

29.2

61

Pakistan

UrduPoint.com

7737359

28.6

62

Thailand

Khaosod

11744187

28.6

63

Bhutan

Kuensel

70745

27.9

64

Singapore

The Straits Times

1051465

25.6

65

Pakistan

Daily Qudrat

6912737

25.5

66

Philippines

ABS-CBN News

13728538

25.4

67

New Zealand

New Zealand Herald

750360

24.3

68

Macao

Macau Concealers

87706

23.7

69

Pakistan

Aaj News

6327302

23.4

70

Sri Lanka

Lankadeepa

983230

23.2

71

Pakistan

Daily Pakistan

6246194

23.1

72

Papua New Guinea

TVWan

88100

23.1

73

Pakistan

Geo News Urdu

6226131

23.0

75

Nepal

Medianp TV

1452901

22.9

76

New Caledonia

Canal+ Caledonie

33482

22.3

77

Fiji

Fiji Times

82937

21.8

78

Malaysia

Harian Metro

4156116

21.7

79

Sri Lanka

BBC Sinhala

916343

21.7

80

Australia

ABC News

3391013

21.7

51

Taiwan

EBC News

3838367

21.2

83

Vietnam

fan24h

8211585

20.5

84

Sri Lanka

Tamil Mirror

857378

20.3

85

Afghanistan

Tatobay Newspaper

521794

20.1

86

Taiwan

Apple Daily

3587806

19.8

87

Vietnam

Đại Kỷ Nguyên

7795389

19.4

88

Sri Lanka

News First

816355

19.3

89

Thailand

Thairath

7899817

19.3

90

Cambodia

Sabay News

763809

19.2

91

Philippines

GMA News

9973898

18.5

92

Nepal

Setopati

1156442

18.2

93

Pakistan

Pakistan Insider

4887287

18.1

94

New Zealand

stuff.co.nz

552961

17.9

95

Maldives

V Troll

47838

17.8

96

Taiwan

ETtoday

3144654

17.4

97

New Zealand

1News

539343

17.4

98

Papua New Guinea

EMTV online

66458

17.4

99

Malaysia

Sinar Harian

3252752

17.0

100

Maldives

midhuvas

45286

16.9

101

Malaysia

Oh! Media Network

3150140

16.5

102

Nepal

Bigul News

1017767

16.1

103

Pakistan

Social Express News

4324949

16.0

104

Fiji

Newswire

59784

15.7

105

Laos

VOA Lao

210153

15.1

106

Singapore

Today

617330

15.1

107

Bangladesh

Jagonews24

3158425

14.9

108

Nepal

Ujyaalo

933271

14.7

109

Nepal

Annapurna Post

910166

14.4

110

Thailand

Sanook News

5606806

13.7

111

South Korea

Insight News

2334784

13.6

112

Nepal

Online Khabar News

810709

12.8

113

Indonesia

Kompas

10823664

12.3

114

Bangladesh

The Daily Star

2557979

12.1

115

Hong Kong

D100+

607306

11.9

116

India

Aaj Tak

17821198

11.3

117

Australia

9 News Australia

1732046

11.1

118

Bangladesh

Priyo

2167016

10.2

119

Bangladesh

Bangla News

2148423

10.1

120

Macao

All about Macau

35356

9.6

121

Taiwan

TVBS

1735733

9.6

122

Indonesia

Tribun News

8358296

9.5

123

Thailand

Thai PBS

3736254

9.1

124

Indonesia

Liputan6

7922633

9.0

125

Australia

7 News Australia

1409810

9.0

126

Singapore

The New Paper

366078

8.9

127

Hong Kong

South China Morning Post

435752

8.5

128

Afghanistan

Middle East Press

214133

8.2

129

Thailand

PostToday

3305719

8.1

130

Malaysia

Malaysiakini

1480980

7.7

131

Pakistan

Express Tribune

2056556

7.6

132

Bangladesh

Risingbd

1588015

7.5

133

India

Dainik Bhaskar

11261888

7.2

134

Sri Lanka

madyawediya

296039

7.0

135

New Caledonia

Caledonian Post

10082

6.7

136

India

The Times of India

10293655

6.6

137

Vietnam

VnExpress

2661812

6.6

138

Indonesia

VOA Indonesia

5744403

6.5

139

Taiwan

SET News

1166730

6.4

140

Taiwan

China Times

1128540

6.2

141

India

India Today

9165285

5.8

142

Australia

The Sydney Morning Herald

903332

5.8

143

Malaysia

China Press

1091797

5.7

144

South Korea

SBS News

933371

5.5

145

Australia

news.com.au

842382

5.4

146

Indonesia

detikcom

4430367

5.0