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Syrian English-language newspaper launches

December 9th, 2009 · 5 Comments · Media

LOGO-Baldana-EnglishThe much anticipated Baladna English launches in a few hours.

The pre-launch excitement has even made it into the Guardian. But it’s been a long wait. Originally pencilled in for a May 2009 launch, this got pushed back a number of times. But finally, 9 December 2009 is the date Baladna English will hit newsstands.

The paper will be available in English five days a week from Damascus, and is published by UG, the same company which created What’s On. Baladna English will be the country’s first English language daily since the four-page Syria Times closed in the summer of 2008.

On their website, which doesn’t seem to have much on it, they are offering a free three-month subscription.

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5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 abdobouabdo // Dec 10, 2009 at 11.25 am

    actually this is spin off the Lebanese paper Al-balad

  • 2 abd // May 23, 2011 at 8.20 pm

    it is very good newspeaper

  • 3 judy kay // Aug 16, 2012 at 10.49 pm

    FSA should throw gallons of bleach inside the houses .the good brand.

  • 4 judy kay // Aug 17, 2012 at 10.23 pm

    put IED on country road if syrian army is coming on top of a board

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    Siobhan,

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