Thursday, February 15, 2007

Dubai may soon have two free dailies

Gee, imagine having to get a license before starting or expaning a newspaper? That's not required in the United States, at least not yet. But in bustling Dubai City, that's what XPress needs in order to go from publishing twice a week to seven days week. Al Nisr Publishing is launching the title which is expected to compete with the free daily 7Days and have a print run of 80,000-100,000. Nirmala Janssen, a former Gulf News correspondent, will be the editor.