IBT Media does not want to hear about print fading into the sunset. The company brought Newsweek back from the dead last March, and it’s expanding Newsweek again, with the launch of Newsweek Middle East.
The weekly magazine — which will be printed in both an English version and an Arabic version — is the result of a partnership between Newsweek and ARY Digital Network.
The first issue of Newsweek Middle East is expected to debut in June. It will be available in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. The English version will hit newsstands first, followed by the Arabic version.
Newsweek Middle East is the eighth international edition of the magazine. Other markets include Japan, South Korea, Latin America, Montenegro, Poland, Serbia and the United Kingdom.
This new entry from Newsweek is a strong indication that the brand — though it has hit some potholes along the road of its relaunch — still carries weight.