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Saudi daily discloses circulation figures.

Byline: Jeddah

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For the first time in Saudi press history, a local daily Al-jazirah has disclosed its sales and subscriptions figures to the public in the Kingdom.

According to these figures, the Al-Jazirah's daily circulation has topped 131,000 copies.

Al-jazirah Corporation general manager Abdullatif Al Co Ateeq has received a message from Mohamed Ali Al- Khodair, the general manager of the National Distribution Company, congratulating him for the great success and the steady circulation growth.

Being the sole company responsible of distributing Saudi newspapers, including Al-Jazirah newspaper, the National Distribution Company, owned by the Saudi newspapers, enjoys a high level of transparency and independence.

C[pounds sterling]The announcement of our distribution and subscription figures is a brave decision that we dared to take in order to help readers and advertisers discover the reality about Al-jazirah level of readership and circulation among other newspapers,C[yen] said Shaikh Mutlaq Al Mutlaq, Al-jazirah chairman of the board.

Expressing his appreciation for Al-jazirah readers and advertisers who supported the newspaper to reach such a high level, Shaikh Mutlaq added: C[pounds sterling]I hope this strategy will meet the desire of Iad Medany, the minister of culture and information, to establish an independent authority for verifying the range of spreading of Saudi newspapers, which would represented in the Audit Bureau of Circulation.

Al-jazirah newspaper has achieved success in many fields of journalism, locally and internationally, said a company official.

Al-jazirah bagged the best print prize in Asia by Ifra in Manila in 2007, while its website won the Digital Excellence Award from the Ministry of Communication for the year 2007.

Al-jazirah newspaper has been awarded the Arabian Journalism prize in Dubai for three successive years. It has, moreover, been offered the best coverage of Hajj season for two successive years.

"Such achievements have been crowned by the honour bestowed on Al-Jazirah by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz for its initiative in launching a Research Chair Program in a number of Saudi Universities," Al Mutlaq added.- TradeArabia News Service

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