The National celebrates London launch
Abu Dhabi’s The National newspaper marked its relaunch and expansion into London with a reception at the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Guests heard recently appointed editor- in- chief Mina Al- Oraibi highlight the dramatic changes at
The National – a new owner (International Media Investments), a move to a multimedia newsroom in Abu Dhabi, an expanded editorial team and the opening of a London bureau of six journalists led by former Sunday Times executive Damien McElroy.
Since the relaunch at the start of July, The National has seen digital traffic grow by 40 per cent and increased video production by 200 per cent.
The event, which was held on October 19, was attended by, among others, Sulaiman Hamid Almazroui, the UAE ambassador to the UK, and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair.