09 April, 2008

Gear up for more news: The National - UAE's new national newspaper will launch on 20 April

The UAE's new national newspaper, The National, will publish its first issue on 20 April.The broadsheet newspaper will be the largest English-language newspaper launch in the region.

Abu Dhabi Media Company, which is owned by the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, last year appointed former Daily Telegraph editor Martin Newland to launch The NationalNewland has said the newspaper will target high-income, English-speaking expatriats, as well as people from South Asia, Europe and the Americas.

The National will have far more resources at its disposal than most other newspapers in the world. Newland has hired 175 journalists, including 40 home news reporters and 25 foreign correspondents.

The National will be available in the UAE and on flights throughout the region from 20 April, but Newland has yet to say when it will be published in the other Gulf countries (MEED).

13 comments:

bb said...

I thought the name was "The Nation".
"The National" sounds weird.

Anyway, let's see if they can do better than the other PR mill that we currently have..

bloger` said...

yes. i agree with you, but is their choice. ciao from romania.

alexander said...

Should spice things up nicely, no?

the real nick said...

owned by the Abu Dhabi Executive Council

So now we get a newspaper owned by the government. I can't wait for the critical investigative journalism!

Why not call it 'Pravda'?

Anonymous said...

.........maybe they can include in the online version The Secredubai.blogspot that is blocked in Dubai....you know "Regional Blogs" etc.

Hats of the to the capital !

Arab Lady said...

they promise to compete with Gulf News

rosh said...

"....compete with Gulf News"

hahaha! the bar's been set at rock bottom? whoo hoo! :)

bb said...

Rosh: Rock bottom would have been trying to compete with Business 24/7.

Gulf news or any other paper is still low though...

Proud Emirati said...

We need more independent non-government owned newspapers Arabic and English.

Those newspapers; however; show UAE concerns only. That means, no objecting the ban of a movie like brokeback mountain for example or any other similar silly stuff.

i*maginate said...

rosh - lol!

More importantly, does anyone here actually read Khaleej Times? Doesn't seem so...most posts linked to a local paper are rarely to KJ...

I say bring it on, The National! I think it's cool and am looking forward to having a choice of 3, unless 7days also qualifies for a national paper.

the real nick said...

Proud emirati,

I see Brokeback mountain touched a raw nerve with you.

the real nick said...

et tu, i*maginate - a shill for the Abu Dhabi government??!!

Anonymous said...

The National is a great name. I wish them the best luck!

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