Al-Anba (Kuwait)

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Al-Anba
جريدة الانباء
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Bab Al-Kuwait Press Co.
Founder(s)Khalid Y. Al Marzouq
PublisherBab Al-Kuwait Press Co.
EditorYousuf K. Al Marzouq
Staff writers600
Founded5 January 1976; 43 years ago (1976-01-05)
LanguageArabic
HeadquartersKuwait City
Circulation116,000 (2008)
WebsiteAl Anbaa

Al Anbaa' (Arabic: الانباء meaning The News) or alternatively Al Anba is an Arabic-language Kuwaiti daily newspaper.[1][2] The paper is owned and published by Bab Al-Kuwait Press Co.[3]

History and profile[edit]

The paper was launched on 5 January 1976.[3][4] It is the continuation of Akhbar Al Kuwait which was published from 1962 to 1975.[5][6]

During the invasion of Kuwait the paper was printed in Cairo, Egypt, from August 1990 to August 1991.[7]

Circulation and content[edit]

The paper is one of the most circulated publications in Kuwait.[4] Its 2001 circulation was about 107,000 copies[8] and was the best selling newspaper in the country.[9] In 2008, it was the first daily in Kuwait with a circulation of 116,000 copies.[10] In 2010, Al Anbaa was the 39th among the top-ranked 50 online Arab papers in the MENA region.[11][12] In 2012, it was one of the three most read dailies in the country.[7]

At the beginning of 2012, the paper signed an agreement with IMC Digital to improve its popularity in social media. As a result of this effort, the paper reached 30,000 fans on Facebook, over 25,000 followers on Twitter and a minimum of 200,000 video views on YouTube within the first two months of 2012.[13] Furthermore, hits on the website of the paper increased by 30% in the overall traffic and a 20% in the traffic produced by search engines.[13]

The content of the paper focuses on political, social, technical and sport news.[3] It provides all these news in an uncritical way since the paper has a pro-government stance.[2] However, in mid-June 1976, the offices of the paper in Al Sharq area were attacked.[4] In addition, the publication of the paper was ceased twice, in March 1987 and in March 1995, by Kuwaiti courts.[3] The paper also contains news on environmental issues.[14]

Staff and editors[edit]

One of the significant writers of the paper is Saleh Al Sayer.[2]

The editors of the paper are as follows:

1. Nassir Abdulaziz Al Marzouq (5 January 1976 - 1 November 1978)
2. Faisal Yousef Al Marzouq (1 November 1978 - 25 June 1990)
3. Walid Khalid Yousuf Al Marzouq (26 June 1990 - 1 May 1995)
4. Bibi Khalid Yousuf Al Marzouq (2 May 1995 - 8 February 2009
5. Yousuf Khalid Yousuf Al Marzouq (8 February 2009 – present)[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kuwaiti Newspapers". Online Newspapers. Retrieved 15 August 2012.
  2. ^ a b c "Kuwait". The Arab Press network. Archived from the original on 8 August 2013. Retrieved 18 September 2013.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Bab Al-Kuwait Press Co". Bab Al Kuwait. Retrieved 15 August 2012.
  4. ^ a b c "Al Anbaa Newspaper". Mkan. Retrieved 15 August 2012.
  5. ^ Selvik, Kjetil (2011). "Elite Rivalry in a Semi-Democracy: The Kuwaiti Press Scene". Middle Eastern Studies. 47 (3): 477–496. doi:10.1080/00263206.2011.565143.
  6. ^ Naomi Sakr (17 December 2004). Women and Media in the Middle East: Power Through Self-Expression. I.B.Tauris. p. 122. ISBN 978-1-85043-545-7. Retrieved 5 October 2014.
  7. ^ a b "Arab Media Review (January-June 2012)" (PDF). Anti-Defamation League. 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 September 2013. Retrieved 21 September 2013.
  8. ^ "Kuwaiti Press". Press Reference. Retrieved 27 September 2013.
  9. ^ "World Press Trends" (PDF). World Association of Newspapers. Paris. 2004. Retrieved 8 February 2015.
  10. ^ "Kuwait. Media Market Description" (PDF). WARC. Retrieved 2 October 2013.
  11. ^ "Kuwaiti Al Watan, Al Rai and Al Anbaa among the top-ranked 50 Arab papers online". Kuwait News Agency. 28 October 2012. Retrieved 15 August 2012.
  12. ^ "Forbes Releases Top 50 MENA Online Newspapers; Lebanon Fails to Make Top 10". Jad Aoun. 28 October 2010. Retrieved 11 September 2014.
  13. ^ a b "Al Anba Newspaper -Kuwait". PRLog. Retrieved 15 August 2012.
  14. ^ Najib Saab. "The Environment in Arab Media" (PDF). Arab Forum for Environment and Development. Archived from the original (Report) on 10 October 2014. Retrieved 7 October 2014.