|Editor-in-chief||Majed Al Ali|
|Managing editors||Ali Roz|
|Founded||16 April 1995|
Al Rai (in Arabic الرأي, meaning "The Opinion"), known as Al Rai al Aam (Arabic: الرأي العام, meaning "Public Opinion") from 1995 to 2006, is a Kuwaiti daily newspaper. According to a 2007 survey by the Washington-based Intermedia group, Al Rai ranked one among Kuwaiti newspapers for the fifth year in a row.
History and profile
The paper was launched by Abdulaziz Al Massaeed on 16 April 1961 as a weekly with the name of Al Rai Aam. Al Massaeed was both the owner and the publisher of the paper that was initially published in Beirut. Later it was relaunched as a daily.
In 2004, Al Rai launched a satellite TV, Al Rai TV, which merged with the newspaper to create the Al Rai Media Group. The newspaper also launched its online content as a free service. In 2008, Al Rai received the Sheikh Salem Al Ali Al Sabah's award for best designed news website.
The paper's online version was the eighth most visited website for 2010 in the Middle East and North Africa.
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