NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 23, 2008--The New York Times
announced today that it recently launched its weekly news supplement
in three major newspapers around the world: Colombia's daily paper, El
Espectador; Kosovo's Koha Ditore; and Kenya's Sunday Nation.
These three publications join the existing 24 newspapers around
that world that have begun publishing the supplement since its launch
The International Weekly retains the layout and typography of The
New York Times and includes news coverage, commentary, color photos
and graphics about the United States, world affairs, business, culture
and social trends. It is prepared in New York by a team of editors and
designers from The New York Times News Service.
"We are excited to welcome these three papers to the International
Weekly community," said Cristian Edwards, president, The New York
Times News Service. "The Sunday Nation in Kenya, Koha Ditore in Kosovo
and El Espectador in Colombia share our commitment to the ideals of
sound journalism and the importance of a free press. We are very
pleased to be taking The New York Times's journalism to their
"We have heard nothing but positive feedback from our readers
since incorporating The International Weekly into our publication,"
said Fidel Cano, director of El Espectador. "We are excited about this
new collaboration as it helps us to provide our readers with a broader
understanding of events happening around the world."
El Espectador, founded in March 1887, is the oldest Colombian
newspaper with a daily circulation of 50,000 and a Sunday circulation
of 250,000. El Espectador became a weekly in September 2001 and
returned as a daily in May 2008.
"The collaboration between The New York Times and Koha Ditore is a
great moment for our newspaper and the Kosovar society as well," said
Agron Bajrami, editor in chief of Koha Ditore. "The New York Times is
a symbol of a free press in a free society. A kind of professional
press and responsible society that Kosovo's citizens and journalists
Koha Ditore, the daily newspaper of Kosovo, is the first
independently owned daily established in Kosovo. The paper is
published by Koha Group LLC, which owns the national television
station, Kohavision, and one of the biggest printing houses in Kosovo,
"The Nation Media Group has been one of the key players in the
independence campaign for Kenya, and a champion of democracy in East
Africa," said editorial director Wangethi Mwangi. "Quite apart from
enhancing the Sunday Nation's innovative profile, the International
Weekly provides the paper's readers with a different perspective on
the world, empowering them to discuss, analyze and question issues
that the globalized community brings to their doorstep."
The Nation Media Group is the largest media company in Africa
outside South Africa and Egypt. It is headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya,
and has subsidiaries in Uganda and Tanzania. The company portfolio
includes television networks, radio stations, and newspapers. The
Sunday Nation is one of five newspapers in Kenya owned by the Nation
The New York Times News Service provides articles from all
sections of The New York Times to more than 600 news organizations
around the world. The News Service also maintains The New York Times
Photo and Graphics Service, which distributes images via the Web site
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