AL WATAN NEWSPAPER | FoldedUp

AL WATAN NEWSPAPER

The paper is based in the Asir province, the south-west of Saudi Arabia. Although it is a national paper, it has publishing facilities in London, New York, Amman, and Cairo. Al Watan is one of the most liberal newspapers in Saudi Arabia, the other one is Okaz. It is further considered to be one of the most pro-reform newspapers in the country. However, in Saudi context, the liberalism is largely based on the capacity of the shareholders and the very powerful self censorship of the journalists. World Association of Newspapers considers Al Watan as an outspoken paper, although newspapers in Saudi Arabia express more or less similar views on critical topics.  Read more
Profile: 

Al Watan is a daily newspaper in Saudi Arabia. Al Watan means “The Homeland” in Arabic.
  • Al Watan's main publishing centre is at Abha in the south of the country, close to the Yemen border.
  • The paper is based in the Asir province, the south-west of Saudi Arabia.
  • Although it is a national paper, it has publishing facilities in London, New York, Amman, and Cairo.
  • Al Watan is one of the most liberal newspapers in Saudi Arabia, the other one is Okaz.
  • It is further considered to be one of the most pro-reform newspapers in the country. However, in Saudi context, the liberalism is largely based on the capacity of the shareholders and the very powerful self censorship of the journalists.
  • World Association of Newspapers considers Al Watan as an outspoken paper, although newspapers in Saudi Arabia express more or less similar views on critical topics.
  • The chairman of the newspaper is Bandar bin Khalid al Faisal.