The most followed media pages on Facebook by Syrians

At WEEDOO, we’ve been collecting all forms of data on the Syrian media landscape, either active inside Syria or abroad. Our database includes around 400 Syrian media platforms on the web, credible and active Facebook pages, as well as widely accredited media activists serves as a resource for international news agencies as well as Syrian internet users and, those interested in the Syrian issue around the world. Using our proprietary data-set, along with statistics from Quintly and SocialBakers, we’ve come to our results based on data current up to September 2016.

The results:
In terms of the Syrians following media pages on Facebook

The private TELEVISION channel Alddounia, which is considered close to the Syrian regime, ranks first place with 1,837,163 Syrian followers, with a total followers of 4,483,712.

Next comes Yawmyat Kathifet Hawen – “Dairy of a Mortar “يوميات قذيفة هاون”, a social page with 1,323,455 Syrian follower and a total follower count of 2,506,537.

In third place comes Souria Aajel Syria Breaking “سوريا عاجل” with 1,306,557 Syrian followers and 5,229,219 total followers. What is unique about this platform is that [IN ITS ONLY # YEARS OF ITS EXISTENCE,] it has rapidly grown to amass one of the biggest reach among the Syrian audience – surpassing even well-funded government media outlets, but without their funding and experience. Its entire operation is no more than a Facebook page, managed by unknown activists, that has broken into the field and gained the trust of its followers. Syria Breaking’s news reporting is reliable, and not overtly partisan or politicized, making it highly followed and putting it in the top ranks among Syrian media on the web. It is noteworthy than in total followers. “Syria Breaking” excels even Alddounia and “Dairy of a Mortar.”

After Souria Aajel is the page of Talaqi channel “قناة تلاقي”, which broadcasts from the regime’s areas with 1,110,385 Syrian followers and 3,695,668 total followers, then Orient TV with 953,619 Syrian followers, 6,102,294 total. After that, Aleppo Today TV with 723,514 Syrian followers, 3,039,533 total. Next, the Syrian Observatory of Human Rights with 663,293 Syrian followers and a total of 2,637,954 followers. Then, Dimashq Alaan “دمشق الآن” with 653,650 Syrian followers, 1,011,789 total followers.

Next on the list comes The Syrian Researchers “الباحثون السوريون”, which broadcasts social and scientific content to 623,263 Syrian followers and a total of 2,085,378 followers worldwide. The General Authority for Radio and Television, which is the official page of the Ministry of Media in the government of the Syrian regime, sits at tenth place with 556,980 Syrian followers and a total of 1,105,927.

For further information and for viewing detailed figures of the ranking of Syrian media platforms on Facebook, we take you to the list below (1) a list of the first 15 pages on Facebook.

The Media PlatformSyrian FollowersTotal Followers
Addounia Channel قناة الدنيا18371634483712
Yawmyat Kathifet Hawen “Dairy of a mortar” يوميات قذيفة هاون13234552506537
Syria Breaking سوريا عاجل13065575229219
Talaqi Channel قناة تلاقي11103853695668
Orient أورينت9536196102294
Aleppo Today حلب اليوم7235143039533
Syrian Observatory For Human Rights المرصد السوري لحقوق الإنسان6632932637954
Dimashq Alan دمشق الآن6536501011789
Syrian Researchers الباحثون السوريون6232632085378
General Authority for Radio and Television الهيئة العامة للإذاعة والتلفزيون5569801105927
Syria Today Official Page موقع سوريا اليوم | الصفحة الرسمية5284201099534
The Syrian Arab Presidency رئاسة الجمهورية العربية السورية429226666156
Sham FM419955545531
D.N.N. Damascus News Network شبكة دمشق الإخبارية415997955754
Sama Satellite Channel قناة سما الفضائية406276766480

In terms of the total number of followers:

We took note that the page of the opposition channel Orient TV tops the list with more than 6 million followers. Followed by “Syria Breaking” with more than 5 million followers, then Addounia,with more than 4 million followers, then the Talaqi Channel which broadcasts from areas controlled by the regime, with more than 3 million followers. After that is Aleppo Today with more than 3 million followers, then the Syrian Observatory of Human Rights with more than 2.6 million followers, and “Dairy of a Mortar.”

The Media PlatformSyrian FollowersTotal Followers
Orient أورينت9536196102294
Syria Breaking سوريا عاجل13065575229219
Addounia Channel قناة الدنيا18371634483712
Talaqi Channel قناة تلاقي11103853695668
Aleppo Today حلب اليوم7235143039533
Syrian Observatory For Human Rights المرصد السوري لحقوق الإنسان6632932637954
Yawmyat Kathifet Hawen “Dairy of a mortar” يوميات قذيفة هاون13234552506537
Syrian Researchers الباحثون السوريون6232632085378
Syrian Revolution Network2984941783593
Zaman Alwasel2121581379888
Step News Agency2356471181160
Syrian Salabina3144401117378
General Authority for Radio and Television الهيئة العامة للإذاعة والتلفزيون5569801105927
Syria Today Official Page موقع سوريا اليوم | الصفحة الرسمية5284201099534
Dimashq Alan دمشق الآن6536501011789

Overview

Among all media-related pages from Syria on Facebook

The most popular Facebook page belongs to the actress Asalah Nasri with more than 16 million followers on Facebook. Followed by the page of the Syrian presenter at Al Jazeera Faisal Qasem, with more than 10 million followers.

The non-Syrian pages that attract the Syrian followers and audience:

The Media PlatformSyrian FollowersTotal Followers
Thaqef NafsakEducate yourself” ثقف نفسك130600331817851
Russia Today Arabic11623049558149
General Advices نصائح عامة109187026111816
Nancy Ajram106065721095179
Green Apple106005615257500
Najwa Karam102937413451463
Ahlam Moustaghanmi أحلام مستغانمي101420810407663
Colloquial Speech I love you “بالعامية بحبك”10004553082006
Cyrine Abdelnour99919310519036
Habibati Magazine96105818771077
Nassif Zeytoun9503614997918
Winter92686910551678
Healthy, Medical Information “معلومات طبية صحية”91510313079074
Joelle جويل89512912003015
Al Arabiya قناة العربية88128417669015
Talks from the Heart Magazine “مجلة كلام من القلب”87662919334173
Elissa86245621004909
Atyab Tabkha أطيب طبخة85907911940630
Daily Medical Tip “كل يوم معلومة طبية”85090014174041
MBC181477116886921

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