Facebook Index CIS/Russia

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 use 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 CIS/Russia, we publish the list of news platforms with a score of at least 2.
In CIS/Russia, the Facebook Universe totaled over 20 million users in 2017. Over 150 news and media platforms are being monitored in CIS/Russia as part of this index.
 
Do you know of any news and media platforms not covered by this Index? Tell us.

 

Facebook Index CIS/Russia, 2017

Rank

Country

Platform

Number of followers

Facebook Index

1

Azerbaijan

Bizim Yol

1934018

107.4

2

Tajikistan

Radio Ozodi

72342

86.1

3

Azerbaijan

1News.az

1436495

79.8

4

Armenia

News.am

572201

59.6

5

Uzbekistan

Ozodlik Radiosi

310573

58.6

6

Uzbekistan

BBC Uzbek

292634

55.2

7

Armenia

Tert.am

481397

50.1

8

Armenia

Mamul.am

397652

41.4

9

Armenia

1in.am

363552

37.9

10

Kyrgyzstan

Nasaat Media

134552

37.4

11

Kyrgyzstan

Azattyk Media

132418

36.8

12

Armenia

azatutyunradio

345721

36.0

13

Azerbaijan

ATV

583845

32.4

14

Mongolia

Mongol TV

466287

32.0

15

Georgia

Newposts

661041

31.4

16

Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyz Azattyk Unalgysy

111197

30.9

17

Azerbaijan

International Azerbaijan Television

553525

30.7

18

Tajikistan

ASIA-Plus Media Group

25773

30.7

19

Azerbaijan

AZXEBER.COM

511945

28.4

20

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan Realities

496112

27.6

21

Georgia

Star FM 93.9

574320

27.3

22

Kyrgyzstan

Zanoza

95349

26.5

23

Azerbaijan

Azadlıq Radiosu

471959

26.2

24

Azerbaijan

Meydan TV

454081

25.2

25

Armenia

Aravot

218875

22.8

26

Kyrgyzstan

AKIPress

77658

21.6

27

Georgia

Rustavi 2

446543

21.2

28

Armenia

PAN.am

202051

21.0

29

Azerbaijan

Azerbaycan Xeberleri

352852

19.6

30

Uzbekistan

Kunuz News

103626

19.6

31

Mongolia

TV5 Mongolia

276682

19.0

32

Azerbaijan

BBC Azeri

333528

18.5

33

Moldova

JurnalTV.md

105111

18.4

34

Georgia

TV Imedi

359892

17.1

35

Mongolia

Gogo

248025

17.0

36

Russia

Vesti

1753576

15.6

37

Georgia

Ambebi.ge

323672

15.4

38

Russia

RIA

1593317

14.2

39

Uzbekistan

Ozodlik

74879

14.1

40

Moldova

Unimedia portal de stiri

79884

14.0

41

Mongolia

News.mn

196779

13.5

42

Uzbekistan

Gazeta.uz

70151

13.2

43

Uzbekistan

Daryo

70079

13.2

44

Kyrgyzstan

BBC Kyrkyz Service

47186

13.1

45

Moldova

Publika.md

73529

12.9

46

Kazakhstan

Nur.kz

192620

12.8

47

Belarus

Radie Svaboda

107132

12.8

48

Belarus

Tut.by

98172

11.7

49

Azerbaijan

Day.Az NEWS Agency 

208954

11.6

50

Kyrgyzstan

K-News

40844

11.3

51

Azerbaijan

Azertag News Agency

200335

11.1

52

Georgia

Presa.ge

226610

10.8

53

Georgia

Skandal.ge

209225

10.0

54

Kyrgyzstan

K-Press

36085

10.0

55

Kyrgyzstan

Kloop

34631

9.6

56

Kyrgyzstan

Gazeta

34299

9.5

57

Kyrgyzstan

VB.KG.News

33111

9.2

58

Kazakhstan

Radio Azattyq

133943

8.9

59

Kyrgyzstan

Sputnik Kyrgystan

31754

8.8

60

Tajikistan

BBC Persian Tajikistan

6258

8.5

61

Georgia

Radiotavisupebla

174077

8.3

62

Moldova

Agora.md

45973

8.1

63

Russia

1TVRU

861804

7.7

64

Uzbekistan

UZ24

38531

7.3

65

Belarus

Belarus 24

59914

7.1

66

Russia

lenta.ru

788208

7.0

67

Moldova

Point.md

34321

6.0

68

Russia

gazeta.ru

667536

5.9

69

Uzbekistan

Amerika Ovozi

29872

5.6

70

Kyrgyzstan

Kyrtag

18116

5.0

71

Russia

AIF

566469

5.0

72

Russia

Komsomolskaya Pravda 

524041

4.7

73

Uzbekistan

UZ Report

21273

4.0

75

Uzbekistan

ferghana.ru

19305

3.6

76

Kazakhstan

Tengri News

51762

3.4

77

Russia

RBC

308075

2.7

Source: Mediapowermonitor.com, 2017

 

Stories about Facebook Index CIS/Russia
 
15 June 2017
 
Facebook is not particularly popular in the former Soviet Union space when it comes to news media. Outside Russia, though, Facebook news media from other CIS nations are steadily building a strong market.