London, Asharq Al-Awsat – Asharq Al-Awsat starts a new year today confident of meeting all future challenges based on a qualitative leap in terms of the newspaper’s content and concept. This leap is in line with professional journalistic requirements that will ensure that Asharq Al-Awsat continues bringing its readers the most up-to-date news and features in the most efficient manner.
Since launching in 1978 Asharq Al-Awsat’s philosophy has been based on providing groundbreaking news coverage, while interacting with its loyal readership. Our newspaper has ceaselessly pursued this methodology 365-days a year, and will continue to do so in all aspects of our journalistic endeavors.
Throughout its rich history Asharq Al-Awsat has been keen to combine inclusiveness in dealing with regional and international news with geographic and subject-orientated specialization, from investigative news reports to comprehensively following up local and regional concerns. Regarding the new, we will see the return of Asharq Al-Awsat’s Lead Editorial, which – commencing from next week – will be published every Monday. This will serve as an independent voice for the newspaper reflecting Asharq Al-Awsat’s editorial policy. In addition to this, the Asharq Al-Awsat Lead Editorial will also serve as an opportunity for the newspaper’s Editorial Board to comment on the most pressing political and economic news in the world, particularly the Middle East. Within the framework of ensuring continuous interaction with our readers and based on Asharq Al-Awsat’s policy of keeping abreast with the latest technology, our writers and Editorial Staff will append their articles with their e-mail addresses and social networking accounts, in order for readers to communicate with them directly.
In today’s ever-changing world the goal of providing excellent journalism remains constant. This is something that has not and will not change Therefore, Asharq Al-Awsat will develop and move forward with confidence, sticking to its principles and objective of providing excellent journalistic content. As for other new developments, the Asharq Al-Awsat Editorial Board has taken the decision, starting from 7 January 2013, to publish the newspaper in one part rather than two. In addition to this, the “World of Sports” and “Your Health” supplement magazines will be incorporated into the body of the newspaper in order to enrich and diversify the newspaper’s content, enhancing the services provided to the reader in line with the requirements of an international newspaper published in Arab and international capitals.
As the newspaper approaches its 35th year, Asharq Al-Awsat attests that its success can be traced back to the efforts of its editors, journalists, reporters and writers whose contributions cemented Asharq Al-Awsat’s character.