Friday, 25 January 2008

The final countdown ...

So the new Abu Dhabi paper is set to launch in March: here's a little DMO call out for any moles in the capital - let us know what's cooking up there?

In staffing news, James Bennett, former Arabian Business helmer, is senior news editor at the new paper, while Alicia Buller (ex Gulf Marketing Review, then features editor at Arabian Business) is coming back from London to be managing editor for Arabian Business.

In fact while we're at it, anyone who'd like to be added to the roster of posters on DMO, just email dubaimediablog at gmail for an invite. And do it under an anonymous name - not from wanker@itp.net or alsayegh@amg.ae - we don't need or want to know who you really are. We don't even know who we are.

15 comments:

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Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

toot your own horn, why don't you?

Anonymous said...

It's astounding that, given the Abu Dhabi paper's fondness for hiring ex Fleet Streeters, Anil Bhoyrul hasn't been snapped up. Surely a man of his integrity would be an asset. As a bonus, he could renew his working relationship with ex-colleague James Bennett. Now that'd be cosy.

Anonymous said...

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http://www.elaph.com/ElaphWeb/Politics/2008/1/300201.htm

Anonymous said...

elaph.com/ElaphWeb/Politics/2008/1/300201.htm

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know if this paper is actually going to launch? How close are they to being ready? Do they have any reporters?

Anonymous said...

Have they produced any dummy editions yet?

Anonymous said...

so what is the problem?
a better newspaper is birthing
good for the UAE
good for the region
stop complaining

Anonymous said...

The Editor speaks. However, Dubai Media Observer critics will pass judgement when they see the first copies produced.

Anonymous said...

Re:15 February, 2008 18:56
I hope it's not the editor - 'a newspaper is birthing'? My grammar sucks but is miles better than that!

Anonymous said...

Presume you've seen this?

http://blogs.pressgazette.co.uk/axegrinder/