Eri-TV is a state-owned television station in Eritrea, headquartered in the country’s capital city of Asmara. The station operates two channels, Eri-TV1, which airs internationally in four languages (Tigrinya, Arabic, English and Tigre), and Eri-TV3, which airs mostly sports. The station is particularly popular among Eritreans living abroad.

Media assets

Television: EriTV 1, EriTV 2, EriTV 3

State Media Matrix Typology: State-Controlled (SC)

Ownership and governance

Eri-TV is governed and managed by the Ministry of Information.

Source of funding and budget

Eri-TV is funded by the Eritrean government, according to journalists based in Eritrea who were consulted for this report. Financial data about the station are unavailable as the Eritrean government does not make the state budget public.

Editorial independence

Like all media in Eritrea, Eri-TV operates as a mouthpiece of the Ministry of Information. It doesn’t engage in independent reporting.

No statue and no independent mechanism of assessing or overseeing the editorial independence of Eri-TV have been identified.

June 2024