Sunday, March 1, 2009

Emirates press corps feels chill as news turns bad

The ruling sheiks cannot stop the global economic crisis from intruding on their lofty dreams.

They can, however, try to keep it off the front pages.

A draft media law could give authorities wider powers to regulate increasingly gloomy economic reporting after years of basking in coverage of hyper-growth and gliterati just as dazzling and gossip-worthy as Hollywood's.

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