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New book traces history of Bahrain’s newspapers

A new book that documents the history of Bahrain’s English language newspapers has been published. Bahrain’s English Newspapers: An Illustrated History is the work of author Hamad Abdulla and illustrates how publicatio

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Dubai Media to acquire Kodak’s customisable printer

Kodak has reached an agreement for the first placement of its smart digital printer to enable printing of personalised newspapers in the EMEA region with Dubai Media Inc (DMI), the largest media group in the Middle East. DMI plans

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Kuwaiti papers suspended over 'plot' reports

A judge has suspended two Kuwaiti newspapers for two weeks after they published stories about a recording that discusses an alleged plot to overthrow the Gulf state's ruling system, their editors said on Sunday. Kuwait, a majo

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Internet 'most visited media' in Bahrain

The media most visited by Bahrainis is the Internet at 36.75 per cent followed by television at 28.5 per cent, local newspapers 21.5 per cent and radio 13.25 per cent. These statistics were revealed in a study by research student

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Apple's new service challenges publishers

Apple Inc is launching a long-awaited subscription service for magazines, newspapers, videos and music -- a move that could dent the fortunes of successful services such as Netflix and Hulu. Apple's service allows it to keep 30 percent of

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IHT unveils apps for iPad and iPhone

The International Herald Tribune (IHT), the premier international newspaper, has released its first news applications for the iPad and iPhone. Access to the full content of the apps will require a simple registration and will be free

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Facebook ‘more popular’ than dailies in Mena

Facebook has more than 15 million users in the Mena region, whereas the region’s newspaper sales count under 14 million, said a report. The news comes just over a year after introduced an Arabic platform, said a study conducted by Spot On

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Bahrain proposes GCC Press fund

Bahrain has proposed a special fund to serve as a lifeline for GCC newspapers facing financial difficulties. This came as Culture and Information Minister Shaikha Mai bint Mohammed Al Khalifa patronised the opening of a two-day second Gulf

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New clamp on suspension of newspapers

Newspapers in Bahrain can't be suspended or have their licences revoked without a court order, MPs have decided. They also agreed that since newspapers are self-managed and financially independent, they can't be censored unless in

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Saudi morals police may take press to court

Saudi Arabia's religious police said yesterday (May 25) they would sue some newspapers for defamation after they published reports of alleged abuses by the police. The Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice has wide

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