Oman Daily Observer

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Oman Daily Observer
Oman Daily Observer front page excerpt, 13 January 2007

Daily newspaper

Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Oman Establishment for Press, News Publication and Advertising (OEPPA), Ministry of Information
Founded 1 November 1981; 36 years ago (1981-11-01)
Political alignment Pro-government

Madinat Al Ilam, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman

GPS: = 23° 35' 51.52"N, 58° 28' 23.21"E

Oman Daily Observer is an English-language daily broadsheet published from Muscat, the capital of the Sultanate of Oman.[1]

Known for its objective reporting, the newspaper does not take sides in its editorials and reportage.[citation needed] Despite overwhelming focus on the rights and welfare of the Omani population, of which a considerable percentage is the youth, the paper does not shed its responsibility towards the well-being of the large number of expatriate population.[citation needed]

History and profile[edit]

Established on November 15, 1981, Oman Daily Observer, as it is officially called, is a widely respected broadsheet and one of the old newspapers from the GCC's second largest country.[citation needed] It is the only English-language newspaper to be published on all seven days in Oman as its three competitors have no edition during weekends.[citation needed]

The 'Observer' focuses on local, national, regional and international news covering current affairs, business, and sports.[citation needed] It also pays special attention to Oman’s economic development, highlighting the country’s natural, historical and cultural wealth. In an era where even conventional newspapers resort to sensationalism and activism for readership and social media follower-ship, The Observer believes in the fact that the media's primary role is to report news as it happens, without being judgmental.

Dr Abdulmunim bin Mansour bin Said al Hasani, Minister of Information, is the chairman of the Board of Directors, Abdullah Salim al Shueili is Editor-in-Chief.

The editorial policy is to present the fact as it is without making an attempt to interpret to the tastes and needs of readers.[citation needed] Oman Daily Observer is the country's only national paper for its role in highlighting the country's all-round development, at the same time not shying away from its responsibility of bringing out the grievances and concerns of the society, including that of various communities that co-exist peacefully in Oman.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Oman Daily Observer". Retrieved 31 May 2017. 

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