The Pan-Arabia Enquirer and Emirates 24/7 to merge
Deal will create the region’s largest satirical online news organisation
DUBAI: In what one media commentator described as “the perfect fit”, The Pan-Arabia Enquirer and Emirates 24/7 this morning announced that they were to merge, creating the region’s largest satirical online news organisation.
“We’re absolutely delighted to announce the joining together of our two great brands,” said The Pan-Arabia Enquirer’s acting editor Baltimore Stafford in a statement, adding that he believed there were “numerous synergies” between the companies.
Experts have praised the move, claiming that the two have been at the forefront of satirical news journalism across the Middle East and together would be a powerful force in a constantly evolving media landscape.
“Emirates 24/7 are known for their groundbreaking stories, such as the shocking news of a man who spoke to a girl while she was walking her dog, and their ‘Crazy World’ tales – like the one last year about the man who ate his own children – are the stuff of legend,” said Middle East media expert Gilbert Masoud-Taylor. “I see this sort of editorial slotting in very nicely alongside that of the Enquirer.”
While exact details of the deal have not yet been revealed, sources have indicated that the newly merged organisation will work under the name The Pan-Emirates 24/7 and will begin formal operations in April next year.
“To be honest, we’re sent so many Emirates 24/7 stories from readers who think that they’re ours that it feels like we’ve been part of the same team for some time,” added Stafford.
August 26, 2013 at 9:48 pm
oh lord i follow news on feedly
and i swear to god at times i mix these two up
emirates 27 is just ridiculous
i mean what kind of news has no sources
i just love u guys so much
u made me laugh and made my shitty day thanks alot
August 26, 2013 at 10:01 pm
does this mean emirates 24/7 will stop publishing stories with endless typos ? where’s the fun in having proper grammar ??
August 27, 2013 at 7:24 am
Genius. I confuse the two RSS feeds all the time!
Kellie Harding (@DubaiWriter)
August 27, 2013 at 8:00 am
Please ensure that you have stories of unspeakable horror under the ‘ Crazy World’ heading – so we can all roll our eyes/ shake our head and ‘tut’ mildly as if we were watching some misshapen vegetable being showcased by Esther Rantzen on ‘ That’s Life!’ rather than vomiting at child rape or other such ‘ wacky antics’
Permantly confused expat
August 27, 2013 at 8:10 am
Rooneytostay john stop it….. i cant tell the difference stunning news about the biggest Holiday inn in the world in Mecca. please we need clarity
August 28, 2013 at 5:03 am
If only you guys can read Arabic, you should read emirates today (alemarat elyoom) , it’s hilarious and the comments can’t get any better. I call it the pan-Arabia the Arabic version.
August 28, 2013 at 1:33 pm
THIS IS A GREAT CONSOLIDATION PLAY FOR MEDIA IN GULF REGION AND WILL FURTHER INCREASE THE GLORY OF ESTEEMED NEWSPAPER EMIRATES 24/7 AND PAN-ARABIA ENQUIRER. THANK YOU