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Khaleej Times is making grand plans to change and expand

Khaleej Times is making grand plans to change and expand

Khaleej Times is the UAE’s oldest paper, so you might be forgiven for thinking it is also the country’s most old-fashioned. But with 30 per cent more web traffic than its nearest competition, according to monitoring firm Effective Measure, its management say it is the most popular news website among the population. It must still […]

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 […]

Are the bullies getting away with murder?

Are the bullies getting away with murder?

Here’s the working reality as I see it. If you are married, have children, a mortgage, rent, school fees, holidays, or simply own a car you can’t afford, you are compromised. You are at the mercy of those who pay your salary. You “expediently accept standards that are lower than is desirable”. You accept to […]

Journalist or publicist?

Journalist or publicist?

In the last of three articles looking at the state of the UAE newspaper industry, Bikram Vohra says journalists are becoming little more than publicists “Most young journalists keep a white steed in their mental stable when they first ride out into the big, bad world. The desire to mount that steed and go on […]