I don’t know if this is going to be permanent or i…

I don’t know if this is going to be permanent or if it is just a temporary thing, but, suddenly, Arab News and Asharq Al-Awsat have decided to hide their content. They now provide only a small excerpt from every story, and then a form for subscribing in the printed edition. It is a step on the wrong direction. Me thinks.

8 thoughts on “I don’t know if this is going to be permanent or i…

  1. seems to be working fine, I think its being limited in saudi to force people to subscribe, but its still free for those accessing the site from abroad.. or appearing to access it from abroad :)

  2. We have a subscription (through a discount) of the Wall street journal and even when you have one, you need a seperate online subscription..I don’t like it either. I wanted to check on other newspapers in Holland and England and the same thing. For some, I believe the Independent and perhaps Guardian if memory serves me, you need to buy an article if you are interested but can access the news from the day you are checking..well, it just means that most will get their news elsewhere.

  3. yeah, I am able to access full stories online from dubai. either arab news wants to make more money by forcing people to subscribe, or they are losing their readers to Saudi Gazette or online news. There is a mini debate going on in Dubai as to whether there should be any free newspapers or not?


  4. Yes, Arab News is now providing subscription for online readers. It cost between 6 to 7 hundred saudi riyals for one year.

    What are the problems in http://www.Arriyadh.com/en ? What type of improvement did this site need??

    Might you bloggers could send them with good suggestions.


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