السبت، 31 أكتوبر، 2009

When paper and ink meet in the GCC


The Arabian Gulf countries witnessed the emergence of print media only at the start of the 20th century.

Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Bahrain were among the pioneers in the print media field, while Oman, Qatar, and the UAE had their first newspapers only in the 1960s and 1970s.

Saudi Arabia’s first newspaper Hijaz was set up in 1908 during the Ottoman Empire time in power.While the first daily newspaper in the UAE was Akhbar Dubai was produced in 1966, on the other hand Oman’s first newspaper Al-Watan saw the light of day only in 1970 at the time of independence. Whereas in Qatar, the first daily newspaper Al Raya was produced in 1972.



information found in: The Media Landscape in the Arab Gulf Countries by Dr. Adnan Jasim BuMetea

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