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Poll shows half of Jordanians do not read ‘any publication’

Findings of a recently released poll show that around half of Jordanians do not read any publication, while less than a quarter said that they had read a daily newspaper within the 24 hours leading up to the survey. This according to various online media reports.

The study, which was part of a USAID-funded Jordan Media Strengthening Programme which is affiliated with the International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX), included 3,600 Jordanians over 15 years of age.

In the study, 53.8%

Lebanon Daily Star on stands again after two week closure 2009-02-01 15

Lebanon’s Daily Star newspaper has resumed publication after it was forced to shut down for two weeks.
The publication, which is one of the oldest English dailies in the region, was forced to shut down after a Lebanese court declared it bankrupt.
That’s according to an online report that the newspaper was in a legal dispute with  Standard Chartered PLC over a $1.7 million debt.
The paper closed its doors on January 14 - the fourth time that it has temporarily shut down