Rolling Stone magazine launches in the Middle East

Last Updated: Oct 14, 2010, 13:21 PM IST

Dubai: Rolling Stone magazine, which was recently in news for ending US General Stanley McChrystal`s career in Afghanistan, will soon become part of Dubai`s media cluster.

Dubai Media City-based HGW Media has announced that the first issue of Rolling Stone Middle East magazine will be available in November. The publication earlier this year hit
the headlines after it carried an interview of McChrystal making controversial comments about key aides of president Barack Obama.

A US-based fortnightly publication that covers music, politics and popular culture, the magazine has an estimated circulation of close to 1.5 million.

Rolling Stone Middle East will include content coverage from the entire region and will focus on content ranging from regional and international culture to movies, events and
current affairs in addition to syndicated content from the US edition.

"We are excited to be introducing Rolling Stone Middle East to the market. We feel this prestigious title can speak to multiple audiences through a shared appreciation for music,
culture and current affairs," Waref Hawasli, Managing Partner of HGW Media said.

PTI

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