Newsletter No 21 07 March 2006
News from the Media Scene:
New Daily in Bahrain

Al Waqt newspaper, a new Arabic-language daily, was launched in Bahrain on 21 February becoming the eighth daily to hit newsstands in the Kingdom.

Ibrahim Bashmi, Editor-in-Chief of the newspaper, described the daily as having no political allegiances, Khaleej Times reported.

With a population under 700,000, in the last two years Bahrain has seen the launch of three Arabic dailies, notably Al Meethaq (2004), Al Watan (2005) and Al Waqt. This raises the number of dailies to eight. Two of these are published in English.