Monday, May 3, 2010

Al Waqt newspaper shuts down for lack of funds

Al Waqt, a newspaper with a leftist-nationalist slant, printed its last edition on Monday after its general assembly on Sunday agreed to shut it down for its inability to secure enough funds to continue publishing. ...

“We are not the first or last newspaper to stop publishing. We tried not to be the newspaper of a party, a lobby, a government or a sect. We have endured an advertisement siege… The advertisement in Bahrain is too small for nine newspapers… It seems that nobody wants a patriotic, independent and professional newspaper to continue… Thank you and farewell,” the editorial team wrote.


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