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:
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