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Lovin Dubai buys 7Days’ social media handles

Lovin Dubai buys 7Days’ social media handles

Augustus, the holding company behind online news and entertainment guide Lovin Dubai, has bought the social media channels that used to belong to defunct UAE daily newspaper 7Days. The free tabloid closed at the end of December after struggling to find a viable business model in a climate of reduced print advertising spend. However, over […]

How can UAE newspapers save themselves?

How can UAE newspapers save themselves?

Eleanor Dickinson asks how the country’s newspapers can reawaken client interest, following a year of plummeting adspend, lay-offs and now  closures UAE newspapers have been crying out for help since the beginning of this year, but recent events suggests pleas have fallen on deaf ears. The news of 7DAYS’ closure sent shockwaves throughout the journalism and […]

UAE newspaper 7DAYS announces closure

UAE newspaper 7DAYS announces closure

UAE free tabloid 7DAYS  is to shut down by the end of December due to the ‘impossibility’ of operating in a climate of severe print adspend cuts. Newspaper owners 7DAYS Media announced that the entire news brand will close down including the website, with the last issue being printed on December 22. Campaign understands that all staff working under the news […]

The sting will be in the tail for the UAE's newspapers

The sting will be in the tail for the UAE’s newspapers

Bikram Vohra has been editor of Gulf News, Khaleej Times, Bahrain Tribune, Emirates Evening Post and helped in setting up Gulf Today The UAE’s English language newspapers have failed to invest in quality journalism and are ill-prepared for the looming world of multiple apps, argues Bikram Vohra “The former CEO of Rolls-Royce was once interviewed […]