Abbay Media’s Absence and ESAT


Abbay Media is Back!

Dear Fellow Ethiopians

After an absence of nearly 2 years, we are happy to inform you that Abbay Media has now resumed its service. Abbay Media believes you the public deserve an explanation why our service was interrupted for such long period of time.

Abbay Media was launched in 2007 after fully recognizing the crucial role of such a media, by making available factual information and archiving it for the public, in a way of  contributing to the effort of finding a solution to the muti facets problems of our country Ethiopia.

Two years after successfully running  Abbay Media, Abbay Media’s editor  saw  an opportunity of establishing and transmitting an independent television directly  to Ethiopia.

Understanding the tremendous  impact, which an independent Television transmitting direct to Ethiopia could  bring to our society, Abbay Media’s editor  decided to fully focus on making this dream a reality, which will help us break the cycle of dictatorship, with a full  vision and belief that we, Ethiopians in the Diaspora could and should put our collective effort together and establish our own  first free media institution.

After a 6 months extensive research with  two other Ethiopian friends,  we reached to the conclusion that, YES! We, Ethiopians can start, and run a successful television station. It took an additional 8 months for the prelaunch preparation, which Abbay Media’s editor played a leading role. Amongst the many contributions Abbay Media’s editor is proud to have named this historic free media ‘Ethiopian Satellite Television – ESAT’ and designed its logo.

Abbay Media’s editor moved to Amsterdam for a period of 3 months, to manage the successful establishment of the first ESAT studio. Together with the effort and sacrifice of many patriotic Ethiopians, ESAT successfully transmitted it first broadcast to Ethiopia on the 8th April 2010.

Abbay Media’s Editor then traveled back to London and managed the establishment of the ESAT London Studio.  The ESAT Washington DC Studio was established with the help of local Ethiopians.

Together with a great patriotic team, the Board, the Management, the Journalists, the Presenters, the Technicians and most importantly the International Supporters, Abbay Media’s editor worked day and night to ensure the continuity and viability of ESAT, hence the reason for Abbay Media website absence for the last two years.

After realizing his vision of establishing a truly Ethiopian and most importantly free media institution, which provides a platform for members of the Ethiopian Free press who had being prosecuted by the TPLF’s Dictatorial regime to freely practice their profession in their own country, Abbay Media’s editor is now back to carry on the mission of Abbay Media, as ‘the Ethiopian Information Bank’. (

We have redesigned our website which now incorporate various modern features. To enable the growing user of smart phones (Iphone) and tablets (IPad), Abbay Media is now the first Ethiopian news site to be optimized for smart phone and I-Pad, which will enable our visitors  easy surfing experience when using their modern gadgets. You can Experience it right now by visiting  our site using your modern devices.

Abbay Media will have important News, Articles, new materials in Amharic and English, , Videos, Events …etc on anything related to Ethiopia on a daily basis.

We kindly ask you to regularly visit us as one of your daily choice of Ethiopian Website.

Please do inform others that we are now back.

Abbay Media Editor
Groum Yilma


    The ALMIGHTY is with you and Ethiopia. Please continue the GOOD JOB. Many are behind you supporting in every way shape or form until One United Free EEthiopia is a REALITY!

  2. Are you sure you started ESAT? I know Dr Birhanu was the person who single handedly created ESAT, starting from generating the idea using his bright mind to the implementation. Why do you try to take credit for something you haven’t done. You may have done the donkey work but the grate Dr Birhanu takes all the credit for creating the most dynamic media ever created in Ethiopian History. I know you personally and know you work hard, but please give the credit to where it is due.

  3. Dear, Groum Yilma
    Many congratulations for your success and achievement in redesigning Abay Media website into varies modern feature to enable the user of smart phones (Iphone) and tablets (IPad), Abbaymedia is now the first Ethiopian news site to be optimized for smart phone and I-Pad. With all your hard work and dedication towards, you have proved it that you have all capabilities to handle this big website. . As you know that this was a prestigious and important achievement for AbayeMedia to grow. Thus the success of this project entirely belongs to every Ethiopian living in the world. Not only you but the users are also satisfied with your work and they were praising about you and your work. Once again many congratulations and hope you will maintain this attitude throughout your future in this good will achievement.

    Thanking You
    Yours Sincerely,
    Raswork Mengesha

  4. Egziyabher yibarkeh, ye ethiopia yekurt ken lij neh.
    Mot le Weyane!
    Mot le zeregnoch!
    Dil le Ethiopia!
    Dil le ESAT!
    Dil le Abbay Media!

  5. I am proud of you Groum, god bless you for standing up for our people. We need more inspirational people like you. ESAT is the best gif for our people and we truly apreciate it. Abbaymedia also looks great and intresting, and will make sure to get back and visit it.

  6. ESAT is the most important development from the diapora ever. And to be the guy who has initiated its simply historical. You are in the histroy books. The same how I support ESAT, i promise to support abbaymedia also.

    God bless Ethiopia!
    God bless ESAT!
    God bless Abaymedia!

  7. Abbay Media and the Editor ROCK! you guys are doing an inspirational work, with such determination we are guaranteed to get our freedom. The days of dictatorship are numbered.

    I will tell my contacts that you guys are back, and keep up the good work.

  8. WOW WOW WOW, Abbay Media you are great, I use to follow you and was wondering where you guys went, thank you for coming back, and specialy for giving us ESAT. I will make you may favourite. Good Job!