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Thursday, December 07, 2006

Newspaper to be Shut Down?

Secret Dubai Diary reports that the tabloid 7Days might be shut down.
Recently three Arab papers raged against 7Days in their editorials and called for advertisers to boycott the tabloid. The paper is now hard to find and was allegedly banned from Emaar properties. SDD speculates a recent interview with UAE President Khalifa, could have sparked the controversy.
The interview, with a London-based Arabic paper, was reprinted from WAM and AFP copy. Apparently some people think something was lost in translation. Editorials in the Arab press raged against 7Days claiming Khalifa [was] misquoted and utterly insulted. The article and interview has been deleted from the 7Days site, but its Google cache can be seen here.
Last month the Media Watch blog mysteriously vanished after in-depth reporting on the problems at the Khaleej Times newspaper. I was hoping someone would dare to fill the void and blog about the politically charged media scene. Fortunately Secret Dubai Diary has picked up the beat. Full story at Secret Dubai Diary.

2 Comments:

Blogger Mars said...

wow...i'm surprised the indian press doesn't ban or boycott films because of their 'accurate' subtitling in movies. (sarcy)

12:30 AM  
Blogger BuJ said...

7days is crap and low-quality but it doesn't mean that it should be banned..

it's also quite funny and is a good size.. so there is some positive..

i wonder how this will end!

3:05 PM  

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