August 17, 2005

Dubai's Gulf News coming to town?

Rumour has it that Dubai’s Gulf News (not to be confused with Bahrain’s Gulf Daily News) will be taking over Bahrain Tribune, the country's distant second English daily which has always suffered from negligible readership, dearth of content, and financial losses.

The move, if true, is bound to shake the locally dominant Gulf Daily News, which never faced any real challenge so far. Gulf News ( again not to be confused with GDN) is considered one of the better English newspapers in the Gulf.

On the Arabic side, two new Arabic dailies are slated to appear in the coming months:
Al- Waqt – published by Ibrahim Bashmi, and Alwatan – under Ghassan
Al-Shehabi and Mohamed Al-Banki. These will bring to 7, the no of dailies on this island. But:

سبع جرايد والخبر ضايع؟


At 7:28 AM, Blogger News Blog re-Blog Team said...

Welcome to Bahrain's blogosphere. :)
We are looking forward to seeing more of your blog postings.

Keep it blogged!

the News Blog re-Blog team

At 8:26 AM, Blogger Mahmood Al-Yousif said...

welcome to the fray!

At 9:17 AM, Blogger MR said...

Thanks. Appreciate it.

At 12:44 PM, Blogger SillyBahrainiGirl said...

i love the last line..
what a waste of trees ;)

At 2:21 PM, Blogger soulsearch said...

Dear MR

newspapers come and go, but the real issue is that we should find freedom of expression and freedom of the press on this island.
SBG, it truely is a waste of trees.


At 2:23 PM, Blogger soulsearch said...

Welcome to the blogosphere, I love the increasing number of bahraini blogs ... it makes me proud. \
I'll stick around


At 3:58 PM, Blogger MR said...

SBG, soulsearch,
Thanks for passing by.

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