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paydesk has 71 reporters who speak Amharic. Our journalists can do broadcast reports, as well as printed media and photography. Our top correspondents who speak Amharic are Kennedy Aboye and Alem Fesseha. Use our journalist directory to find an Amharic speaking member to work for you.

Journalists Who Speak Amharic



Kennedy Aboye

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Kennedy Aboye is a journalist based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

I had been working at the Ethiopian 
Broadcasting Corporation (EBC), since 2011.
After leaving EBC I joined an online media called Al Ain News in December, 2019, which is owned by 
International Media Investment of The United Arab Read moreEmirates, until I left it on 16th June 2021. Since 17th June of 2021 I am working as VoA Horn Africa Vendor at Addis Ababa.
Through my study and career I have developed sound understanding of journalistic activities and 
careers; world politics and international relations. I also gained public speaking skills that 
improved my view point and dedication to analyze different activities and developments all at 
the local, regional and international levels that will feat the journalistic world. I have done very 
well academically and participated in discussions and debates, by which I polished my 
interpersonal and communication skills.

For further information I have attached my CV and relevant copies of testimony with this letter.

Curriculum Vitae:
Name: Kennedy Abate Aboye
Sex: Male
Date of birth: May, 1988 G.C.
Place of birth: Wondo Genet, Ethiopia
Residence: Addis Ababa
Nationality: Ethiopian
Marital status: Single

Career History:
March, 2011-May, 2018: Reporter at Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation’s news, sport and 
entertainment departments, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
June, 2018-November, 2019: Senior Editor at Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation, Ethiopia.
December, 2019-June 15, 2021: Editor at Al-Ain news, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
June 16,2021-Still: Stringer at VoA Horn Africa
Languages
Amharic
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+9
Skills
Health & Fitness Breaking News Cultural
+15

Alem Fesseha

Mek'ele, Ethiopia
Alem Fesseha is a journalist based in Mek'ele, Tigray, Ethiopia. He had been reporting for VOA Horn Service in Amharic and Tigrigna for several years. He had been reporting on socio-economic and political issues and have experience for several years.
Languages
Amharic English Tigrinya
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+7
Skills
Technology War Reporter Medical
+16

Yonatan Zebidewos

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
YONATAN ZEBIDEWOS is a journalist based in Awassa, Ethiopia working for Voice Of America (VOA). He have worked for Debub Radio and television agency and for Ethiopian News Agency not less than for 7years. He have covered different political, economic and social stories.
Languages
Amharic English
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+8
Skills
Fact Checking Investigative Reporting Cultural
+7

Mulugeta Atsbeha Gebremicheal

Mek'ele, Ethiopia
Mulugeta Atsbeha Gebremicheal is a journalist based in Mek'ele, Ethiopia.

Mulugeta Atsbeha former reporter at Mekele FM 104.4 and Tigrai Television also worked as News editor at Fana Broadcasting corporate Mekele Fana FM 94.8. 

Mulugeta starts working as a reporter at Voice of America from Read moreAugust 2018 until now. Mulugeta is broadcast journalist Audio package and Video
Languages
Amharic Tigrinya
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Fact Checking
Skills
Fact Checking

Solomon Yimer

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Solomon Yimer is an experienced journalist based in Addis Ababa Ethiopia. He used to write for Addis Fortune and The Ethiopian Reporter newspapers and other local and international publications as well. He also worked as content editor at Addis Zeybe, Addis Ababa based digital media outlet. Read moreCurrently he is working as a freelance journalist.
Languages
Amharic English
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Documentaries
+11
Skills
Fact Checking Current Affairs Social
+10

Addisu Chekol

Dire Dawa, Ethiopia
Addis Chekol is a journalist based in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia.
Languages
Amharic English
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+8
Skills
Fact Checking Current Affairs Breaking News

Gebremichael Gebremedhin

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Gebremichael Gebremedhin is a journalist based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Languages
Amharic English Tigrinya
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+7
Skills
Food & Drink Cultural Finance
+14

Mesfin Aragie

Dessie, Ethiopia
Mesfin Aragie is a journalist based in Dessie, Ethiopia.
Languages
Amharic
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+5
Skills
Climate Change Risk Analysis Finance
+16

Dawit Gelmo

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Dawit E. Gelmo is a journalist based in, Ethiopia. Gelmo is a graduate of Addis Ababa University School of Journalism and Communication and currently working as stringer for the Voice of America Horn of Africa Service. Previously, he was working from Nairobi Kenya precisely on the migration and Read morerefugee for VOA. Now he has been relocated back to his home country by the same entity he feeds contents for (VOA). 

Previously Mr. Gelmo has worked for Fana Broadcasting for 2 years and eleven months, he has also worked for Filmaid International and several media monitoring organizations.
Languages
Amharic English Oromo
+1
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+12
Skills
Media Training Breaking News Cultural
+14

Nebiat Assefa

Kigali, Rwanda
Nebiat Assefa Melles is a video journalist and documentary film maker based in Kigali, Rwanda. Her recent documentary “Blue Devil” has won the Knight Award for Best reporting in Science and Environment, also got nominated as Best Short Documentary at Pan Africa Film Festival, Montreal Black Film Read moreFestival, Best Short Fest and San Diageo Black Film Festival. Nebat has spent eight years reporting and producing documentaries at the national media, Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation, where she was named Producer of the Year in 2011 and 2012.

She is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and specialized in Documentary Filmmaking. Her First Masters was in Theatre and Development from Addis Ababa University and got her bachelor's degree in Theater Arts at Addis Ababa University.
Languages
Amharic English Tigrinya
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Documentaries
+5
Skills
Investigative Reporting Arts & Books Fact Checking
+7

Tsehay Damtew

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Tsehay Damtew is a VOA  journalist in Ethiopia, based in Addis Ababa. She has been working for more than two years in VOA as a horn service stringer since December 2018. She had been working in FBC as a reporter, senior reporter and Producer too. She had also worked on her own promotion and Read moreadvertising businesses. And she is a given journalist wo is working diligently.
Languages
Amharic English Oromo
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+4
Skills
Travel Media Training Breaking News
+4

Aster Misganaw

Bahir Dar, Ethiopia
Aster Misganaw is a journalist based in Bahir Dar , Ethiopia.
She currently works for the Voice of America, Horn of Africa Service.She mostly reports in Ethiopian official language Amharic.
Aster has been with the Voice of America since 2018
Before joining VOA She was an award winning journalist Read moreat Amhara Television where he worked as a   reporter  and program producer.
Skills 
Amharic
English
Audio  and Video package 

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ዩናይትድ ስቴትስ ውስጥ የሚኖሩ የባህር ዳር ተወላጆች በኮቪድ-19 ምክንያት ለጉዳት የተጋለጡ የከተማይቱን ሰዎች እየረዱ መሆናቸው ተገልጿል። ከባርህ ዳር ዩኒቨርስቲ ተማሪዎች የሚተርፈውን ምግብ በመውሰድ ኑሯቸውን ይገፉ የነበሩ ስዎች፣ ከኮሮናቫይረስ ጋር በተያያዘ ዩኒቨርስቲው በመዘጋቱ ለከፋ ችግር መዳረጋቸው ገልጸዋል።
ግለሰቦቹ እንደሚሉት ከተማሪዎች የሚተርፈውን ምግብ በመከፋፈል፣ የተወሰነው በልተውና
የቀረውን ደግሞ አድርቀው፣ ሽጠው ለቤት ኪራይና ለሌሎች ወጭዎች ይጠቀሙ ነበር። https://amharic.voanews.com/
#BahirDar #COVIDー19 #VOAAmharic

This is the link where one can see some of the work I work for VOA in Amharic 

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https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dV17cJXA2DE&feature=share
 This is the link where one can see some of  the work  I work from Amhara tv
Languages
Amharic
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Documentaries Fact Checking
Skills
Fact Checking Entertainment & Celebrity

Melkamu Abebe

Ambo, Ethiopia
Melkamu Abebe is a journalist based in Ambo, Ethiopia. He is working for VOA Horn Service since December 2018 as Horn Stringer in Afan Oromo and Amharic languages. He had been working for Ethiopian News Agency for about two years as a reporter and Producer. And he had an experience of FM and AM Read moreradio stations journalist for Fana Broadcasting Corporate (FBC) and Nekemte Fana FM 96.1 for more than 4 years. And He was also working on his own infotainment radio radio show called "Cumboo", the meaning is a pleasant cultural food that is well known among Oromo People, specially in the Western part of Oromia and Ethiopia. He was an amatuer radio program producer on local educational radio station.
Languages
Amharic English Oromo
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+6
Skills
Media Training Climate Change Breaking News
+8

Letera Amente

Washington, United States of America
Letera Amente is a journalist based in Washington, United States of America.
Languages
Amharic English Oromo
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Drone Footage
+2
Skills
Fact Checking

Berhane Berhe

Asmara, Eritrea
Berhane Berhe is a journalist.
Languages
Amharic Tigrinya
Services
News Gathering Fact Checking
Skills
Film & Theatre

Negussie Aklilu

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Negussie Aklilu is a journalist based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Languages
Amharic
Services
Feature Stories Fact Checking
Skills
Fact Checking

Dereje Gonfa

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Dereje Gonfa is a journalist based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He has been a freelance journalist and language translator for more than 10 years. He has worked as a senior journalist at Addis Standard and communication coordinator at one human rights advocacy organization.
I was also  involved in Read moreresearch, interviewing sources and writing reporting and analysis.
He has have in-depth knowledge of East Africa and the rest of the country's situation, especially political issues in the world and writes reports, analyses and features.
Languages
Amharic English Oromo
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Documentaries
+7
Skills
Current Affairs Breaking News Cultural
+2

Ayele Addis Ambelu

Bahir Dar, Ethiopia
AYELE ADDIS AMBELU is a journalist based in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia. Award-winning journalist and media educator working for Africa News Channel and Ethiopian Mass Media Action (EMMA NEW). He has experience working for broadcast and print media. He covers News, documentaries, and current affairs and Read morewrites in-depth analyses, media research, and consultancy work.
Languages
Amharic English Turkish
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+19
Skills
Fact Checking Paranormal Politics
+25

Mitiku Fekadu

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Mitiku Fekadu is a journalist based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. I am a responsible and committed journalist who displays an ability to write Balanced, informative and interesting stories that give all involved parties an Opportunity to have their say. A quick learner who can absorb new ideas and can Read morecommunicate clearly and effectively. Possessing excellent bonding skills and an enquiring mind that helps to win over the confidence of people. Multi skilled with a ability to build strong working relationships with fellow investigators, photographers, columnists and news editors. 

CAREER HISTORY
Oromia Radio and Television. (OBN) 
JOURNALIST - March 1, 2012 - August 30, 2014
Working as a Radio reporter as part of a team of producer, providing full
Coverage of social, political and economic events.

Oromia Broadcasting Service (OBS TV).
JOURNALIST - January 1, 2015 -September, 2016.
Working as program producer.

MO’AA Television (Mo’aa TV)
Program Manager and Producer — October, 2016-Augest, 2017

Oromia Broadcasting Service (OBS TV). –September, 2018 –June 25, 2020.
              Program producer
Ethiopian News Agency (ENA):- June 26, 2020---- August o6, 2020
            Program producer for online media.
European Center for Electoral Support (ECES):- --March 25, 2021---to now 
 Media Monitor Expert.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

HIGHER EDUCATION:

Mekelle University: 2009/10 - 2010/11
I Obtained a BA degree in Journalism and Communication.

SENIOR RESEARCH TITLE:
“A STUDY ON AUDIENCE SATISFACTION WITH ETHIOPIAN
TELEVISION ON PROGRAM OF ETHIOPIAN PARLIAMENT."

JUNIOR AND SECONDARY EDUCATION:

2007/8__2008/9:Nekemte Comprehensive school Grade 11-12, Nekemte.
2005/6__2006/7:Nekemte high school Grade 9 -10 , Nekemte.
1996/97__2003/4: Shambu Junior and Secondary School Grade 1-8.
Languages
Amharic Oromo
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop
+8
Skills
Social Business Investigative Reporting
+13

Mohamed Abdirehman Gata

Jijiga, Ethiopia
Mohamed Abdirehman Gata is a journalist based in Jijiga, Ethiopia.
Languages
Amharic English Somali
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+6
Skills
Current Affairs Politics Business
+3

Yikunoamlak Mulugeta

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Yikunoamlak Mulugeta is a TV and Film Producer and Director based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He has produced different entertainment and thought provoking features for local tv stations in the country.
Languages
Amharic English Tigrinya
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop
+15
Skills
Politics Science & Environment Natural Disasters
+24

Alemayehu Sori

Minneapolis, United States of America
ALEMAYEHU SORI is a journalist based in Minneapolis, United States of America.
Languages
Avestan Amharic Aragonese
+113
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+5
Skills
Fact Checking Current Affairs

Sisay Ashenafi

Washington, United States of America
I have worked as a Video Editor,Production Assistant,Assistant Director, for over 10 years now, and have kept in touch with technology consistently. I am passionate about this work and have worked on many high-end video editing projects.
Languages
Amharic
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Interview Fact Checking
Skills
Fact Checking Social

Maya Misikir

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Maya Misikir is a seasoned freelance journalist based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, with a rich background in both print and broadcast media, including radio and television. Her work primarily focuses on Ethiopian politics, civil rights, and social issues, and she is known for her insightful coverage Read moreof current affairs for Voice of America (VOA). In addition to her reporting for VOA, Maya contributes in-depth analysis to various other publications, demonstrating her versatility and commitment to thorough journalism.

Her reporting has shed light on the progress and challenges of women's political participation in Ethiopia, delving into the roles that societal norms and institutional support play in achieving gender parity and empowerment. Maya's dedication to civil rights is evident in her work, which often explores the intersection of politics and social justice.

Maya's journalistic expertise extends to covering significant events such as the Ethiopian civil war, where she has reported on the peace agreement and the disarmament of Tigrayan forces. She has also examined the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Tigray conflict on Ethiopia's tourism industry, highlighting the country's efforts to rejuvenate this sector through cultural events like the Epiphany festival. Her comprehensive reporting provides audiences with a nuanced understanding of the complexities facing Ethiopia today.
Languages
Amharic English
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+9
Skills
Current Affairs Fact Checking Media Training
+1

Zecharias Zelalem

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Zecharias Zelalem is a journalist focusing on Ethiopian affairs and the Horn of Africa as a whole.
Languages
Amharic English French
Services
Content Writing Investigative Journalism Interview (Print / Radio / Podcast)
+1
Skills
Fact Checking Sports Investigative Reporting
+1
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