Facebook Index Middle East North Africa (MENA)

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 company Socialbakers and from Facebook 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 MENA, we publish the list of the news platforms with a score of at least 10.
In Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, the Facebook Universe totals over 142.4 million users. Over 250 news and media platforms are being monitored in MENA as part of this index.
 
Do you know of any news and media platforms not covered by this Index? Tell us.

 
Facebook Index MENA, 2017

Rank

Country

Platform

Number of followers

Facebook Index

1

Palestine

Al Quds

8369948

492.3

2

Palestine

Sawt El Ghad

7549604

444.1

3

Palestine

Shebab News Agency

6637921

390.5

4

Palestine

daytalk.net

6368399

374.6

5

Palestine

Shasha.ps

5978679

351.7

6

Palestine

QudsN

5617831

330.5

7

Palestine

Palestine TV

4056468

238.6

8

Lebanon

Al Mayadeen TV

6573202

212.0

9

Palestine

WattanNews

3113123

183.1

10

Yemen

Almashhadalyemeni

2673345

148.5

11

Jordan

Saraha News

7016004

146.2

12

Lebanon

MTV Lebanon

4275562

137.9

13

United Arab Emirates

Sky News Arabia

10491885

136.2

14

Kuwait

Alresalah

2509555

109.1

15

Lebanon

Al Jadeed Online

3331679

107.5

16

Tunisia

Nessma

5964754

105.8

17

Morocco

Hespress

12265116

102.2

18

Morocco

Chouf TV

11572369

96.4

19

Yemen

Belqees TV

1722843

95.7

20

United Arab Emirates

Orient News

7293968

94.7

21

Jordan

Kharabeesh

4165092

86.7

22

Bahrain

Alayam

680680

85.1

23

Libya

eanlibya

2164007

83.2

24

Jordan

Ro’ya TV

3547304

73.9

25

Jordan

Radio Amen FM

3359818

70.0

26

Lebanon

OTV Lebanon

2155462

69.5

27

Tunisia

Elhiwar Ettounsi

3579068

63.5

28

Jordan

Almadenah News

3036014

63.2

29

Libya

218TV

1560190

60.0

30

Egypt

MBC Masr

19141115

59.8

31

Qatar

Al Watan Qatar

1291073

58.9

32

Lebanon

FutureTV

1808802

58.3

33

Tunisia

Jawhara FM

3250054

57.7

34

Jordan

Alghad Newspaper

2634561

54.9

35

Egypt

3yonnews

17358662

54.2

36

Lebanon

Annahar Newspaper

1667142

53.8

37

Morocco

Alayoum24

5665654

47.2

38

Kuwait

Al-Anba Newspaper

1066608

46.4

39

Algeria

El Bilad

6414872

45.1

40

Yemen

Aden Live TV

800986

44.5

41

Bahrain

Alwasat News Bahrain

353413

44.2

42

Lebanon

Al Joumhouria

1370719

44.2

43

Tunisia

Shems FM

2468907

43.8

44

Libya

Libya’s Channel

1133993

43.6

45

Libya

Alwasat

1105897

42.5

46

Tunisia

Essada

2350208

41.7

47

Egypt

Youm7

13288713

41.5

48

Kuwait

Alyaqza Magazine

951012

41.3

49

Jordan

Khaberni

1885258

39.3

50

Morocco

Morocco Today

4627136

38.6

51

Egypt

akhbarak.net

11946412

37.3

52

United Arab Emirates

24Media

2831708

36.8

53

Oman

Times of Oman

549458

36.6

54

Yemen

AlSaeedah Channel

644595

35.8

55

Morocco

febrayer.com

4242321

35.3

56

Lebanon

Al Shiaa

1078891

34.8

57

Israel

Panet

1692753

34.5

58

Jordan

Garaa News

1607411

33.5

59

Egypt

RassdNewsN

10645192

33.3

60

Tunisia

MTunisia

1874313

33.2

61

Saudi Arabia

The Arab News

4627184

33.1

62

United Arab Emirates

AbuDhabi TV

2545274

33.1

63

Egypt

CBC Egypt

10467817

32.7

64

Israel

Jews News

1584251

32.3

65

Egypt

Almasryalyoum

10022785

31.3

66

United Arab Emirates

Gulf News

2392049

31.1

67

Jordan

alwakeelnews.com

1433099

29.9

68

Egypt

Elwatan News

9448117

29.5

69

Iraq

Elbaghdadia

3876677

27.7

70

Qatar

Al Sharq

607095

27.7

71

Algeria

Ennahar Tv

3754768

26.4

72

Jordan

AmmonNews

1202667

25.1

73

Yemen

Almasirah Channel

450882

25.0

74

Tunisia

Tunisien

1365437

24.2

75

Lebanon

Assafir Newspaper

720062

23.2

76

Yemen

Al Yamania News

411846

22.9

77

Iran

BBC Persian

3904090

22.7

78

Kuwait

Alrai Newspaper Kuwait

520478

22.6

79

Iraq

Xendan

3094523

22.1

80

Kuwait

Al Jarida Newspaper

494542

21.5

81

Yemen

Marebpress

386161

21.5

82

Israel

ynet

1009801

20.6

83

Iraq

Al Sharqiya TV

2872610

20.5

84

Israel

The Times of Israel

993039

20.3

85

Iran

Press TV

3484211

20.2

86

Algeria

AjyaL Radio

2823681

19.9

87

Iraq

Kurdsat Broadcasting Corporation

2752154

19.7

88

Yemen

Yemen Press

338363

18.8

89

Iran

Manoto TV

3162264

18.4

90

Iraq

Al Sumaria TV

2544644

18.2

91

Iraq

Alkawtharttv

2532464

18.1

92

Egypt

Mazzika

5556804

17.4

93

Yemen

Yemen Today TV

306242

17.1

94

Yemen

Aden Alghad News

306531

17.0

95

Palestine

Plespost

281078

16.5

96

Israel

Walla News

774563

15.8

97

Israel

Yedioth Ahronoth

774177

15.8

98

Palestine

Nablus City

267928

15.7

99

Iraq

Fallujah TV

2119883

15.1

100

Israel

mako

713499

14.6

101

Algeria

El khabar news

2036018

14.3

102

Israel

Reshet TV

676201

13.8

103

Egypt

El Fagr

4218362

13.2

104

Palestine

Zamn Press

210317

12.4

105

Libya

Libya Now

311174

12.0

106

Jordan

Alrai Newspaper

573127

11.9

107

Israel

Israel Hayom

565477

11.5

108

Saudi Arabia

Sa3oudi News

1539744

11.0

109

Iraq

Iraq GFPG

1519299

10.9

110

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Gazette

1515431

10.8

111

Saudi Arabia

3alyoum

1488006

10.6

112

Algeria

Echouruk Online

1461620

10.3

Note: data collected in February 2017
Source: Mediapowermonitor.com, 2017

 
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