Forbes Releases Top 50 MENA Online Newspapers; Lebanon Fails to Make Top 10

Forbes Middle East has released a top 50 list of online newspapers in the MENA region based on “the newspapers’ presence online, their content and the number of followers they generate“. Here’s the entire list:

  1. Youm Al Sabea – Egypt
  2. Al Watan Newspaper – Kuwait
  3. Chorouk – Algeria
  4. El Heddaf – Algeria
  5. Al Riyadh – Saudi Arabia
  6. El Khabar – Algeria
  7. Gulf News – United Arab Emirates
  8. Al Rai Newspaper – Kuwait
  9. Ennahar – Algeria
  10. Al Ghad – Jordan
  11. Goan Sport Newspaper – Sudan
  12. Al Akhbar Newspaper – Lebanon
  13. An-Nahar Newspaper – Lebanon
  14. Quryna Newspaper – Libya
  15. Al Wasat Newspaper – Bahrain
  16. Al Dostor Newspaper – Egypt
  17. Assafir Newspaper – Lebanon
  18. Al Sahwa – Yemen
  19. Al Quds – Palestine
  20. Al Ahram Newspaper – Egypt
  21. Khaleej Times – United Arab Emirates
  22. Emarat Al Youm – United Arab Emirates
  23. Okaz – Saudi Arabia
  24. Alittihad – United Arab Emriates
  25. Asharq Al Awsat – Lebanon
  26. AlMasry AlYoum – Egypt
  27. Thawra – Syria
  28. Al Mustaqbal Newspaper – Lebanon
  29. Addustour – Jordan
  30. Al Rai – Jordan
  31. Assabah – Tunisia
  32. Al Watan – Libya
  33. Al Watan – Syria
  34. Al Watan – Saudi Arabia
  35. Al Qabas Newspaper – Lebanon
  36. Al Quds Al Arabi – Yemen
  37. 26 September – Yemen
  38. Gulf Daily News – Bahrain
  39. Al Anba Newspaper – Kuwait
  40. Al Ayam - Bahrian
  41. Echibek – Algeria
  42. Al Balad Newspaper – Lebanon
  43. Fact International – Jordan
  44. Gulf Times – Qatar
  45. El Watan – Algeria
  46. Al Watan Newspaper – Bahrain
  47. Al Raya – Qatar
  48. Teshreen – Syria
  49. Al Arab Al Yawm – Jordan
  50. Al Raed – Suden

As a reminder, this list represents online content and visitors, not the print version (nevertheless, a print version is required to make the list). A total of 7 Lebanon-based newspapers are listed with Al Akhbar and An-Nahar leading the pack.

Youm Al Sabea - The MENA region's number online newspaper according to Forbes Middle East

Youm Al Sabea - The MENA region's number online newspaper according to Forbes Middle East

6 Comments
  1. Pingback: Top 50 MENA Online Newspapers - 2:48AM [The A-Sides]

  2. Pingback: Lebanese Newspapers Have Weak Online Presence | The Beirut Spring, a Lebanese Blog

  3. Pingback: Tweets that mention Forbes Releases Top 50 MENA Online Newspapers; Lebanon Fails to Make Top 10 | Lebanon News: Under Rug Swept -- Topsy.com

  4. well if the number of followers plays an important role than it’s normal for algeria and egypt to be dominant considering their respective populations

    • Remember this is online readership – population may be a factor but that wouldn’t explain while small countries such as Kuwait and the UAE made it within the top 10 (especially given that the UAE newspaper, Gulf News, isn’t even in Arabic).

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>