Saturday, 21 August 2010

The spies within?

Intriguing email from a reader:
Anything to report on the rumoured full-time Emirati censor who's joined/will join the National staff?

We've heard nothing, have any of you?

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Twitted off

The National reporter David Cosh is a bit pissed off with Arabian Business, according to his Twitter feed:
Kinda furious that Arabian Business lifted my blog post on RIM's entire statement without any attribution.

Here's David's post at The National

Here's Arabian Business's article on the same.

Sunday, 1 August 2010

New daily sports paper for UAE

Thanks to a commenter for the tip-off:
UAE-based publishing firm is to launch an English language sports newspaper later this year, it was reported on Sunday.

Sport 360 will be based in Abu Dhabi, will be published seven days a week, will have a minimum of 40 pages and will be in a format slightly bigger than a tabloid, according to a report in the Gulf Times daily newspaper.

"Market research showed that there is a huge gap in the market in the region for the sports enthusiast. People are looking to read about sports that the daily newspapers here do not cover well in terms of quantity and quality," Michael Chalhoub, chief executive of Gulf Sports Media, the newspaper's parent company, said in the report.

Full article here