Al Watan is an Arabic Newspaper and Online News Platform based in Oman. The Newspaper was established in and is published by Oman Establishment. Al Watan Newspaper – Sohar Sohar, Phone: Business Directory Oman. Oman Newspapers. For News & Features: Oman, Middle East. Al Rroya (Muscat) ; Al Shabiba · Al Watan · Azzamn Daily · MiddleXpress [In English]; Muscat.

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The same “official” reason was given by the authorities in both the Dar Al Watan and the Al Watan TV cases — that is, that the companies “did not meet their financial and commercial requirements to keep their licence to publish and broadcast. Then, Alwatan set up its own press in It is now the sole historic reference news;aper this growing momentum.

Archived from the original on March 22, The wheel of progress and development pursued by Alwatan knows no stop.

Sultan Qaboos University magazine. Many academics based their master and doctorate theses on “Alwatan” issues over its long history.

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In the s, it was printed in Beirut, and when the Lebanese civil war broke out, it moved to Cairo and then to Kuwait, and finally, the Sultanate. InAlwatan increased the number of the newspaper’s pages and added new sections to celebrate the newspaper’s 30th anniversary. On 18 JulyAlwatan boldly stepped into the world of the Internet, keeping by its commitment to move forward on the road to development and promotion incessantly and assuring readers everywhere that it there to communicate with them without geographical boundaries.

Alkarama also argued that the purely political motives of the decisions constitute a severe violation of Article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights ICCPR binding upon Kuwait by virtue of its ratification in Maywhich states that: It was founded in and was first published on January 28, The decisions to close the TV channel followed the same process as the newspaper, which had its licence revoked by an administrative decision, following which authorities closed the premises of the newspaper despite ongoing judicial procedures challenging the decision.


Archived from the original on March 15, The number of workers with “Alwatan” amounts to persons. Alwatan published its first issue from Oman on August 26, The first edition of Alwatan was issued in January 28,thus signifying the birth of the Omani press under the emblem “Voice of Oman in the Arab world”.

Mohammad bin Suleiman bin Mohammed Al-Taie. Below is information on the content of every page.

Arabic-language newspapers Newspapers published in Oman Publications established in establishments in Oman. It was first published on January omna, For the past year, the status of freedom of expression and freedom of the press in Kuwait has significantly deteriorated, as exemplified by the cases of Al Watan TV and Dar Al Watan.

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On 6 JulyAlkarama sent an urgent appeal to the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression SR FRDX on the case of Al Watan TVwhich has been subjected to reprisals, including the withdrawal of its licence and the closing of its premises for political reasons.

The concessionaire, general manager and chief editor is Mr. Retrieved from ” https: Independent companies prepared studies on the distribution and the impact on readers and concluded that ” Alwatan ” is the most popular newspaper in the Sultanate ap Oman, pointing out that ” Newslaper ” is the highest in terms of the number of readers of all ages, the highest in the number of readers for a monthly and annual income and it the highest in the number of male and female readers between 16 to 24 years old.


Kuwait’s Law on Information does not mention particular financial requirements for companies to keep their media licences and, furthermore, domestic law also requires a court order to revoke these licences, which was not issued in any of these cases, as Dar Al Watan and Al Watan TV were both closed following an administrative decision. Alwatan was founded in to be the first Omani newspaper.

On January 28,Alwatan became a daily newspaper. Past, Present and Future “Alwatan” is a political daily newspaper ndwspaper every day nwwspaper the week without interruption and with individual ownership.

Alwatan is the only newspaper that has been coeval with the blessed Renaissance march under the leadership of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said. It is the first and oldest Omani newspaper. Still, “Alwatan” is one of the leading newspapers in sponsoring the artistic and sports movement in Oman by allocating large spaces for such activities in the Sultanate.

For more information or an interview, please contact the media team at media alkarama.

In addition, Alwatan provides advertising and social services for the public. Views Read Edit View history. On July 18,Alwatan launched its Internet website and service, providing readers access to its articles.

That is why Alwatan is still the most acceptable newspaper among readers.