As part of city beautification process, authorities have instructed small groceries and outlets to push their newstands to inside of the shop rather than a display outside, which now require special permissions and extra charges.
At a time when reading from print media is reducing drastically due to several factors including cost, I believe this move will be another blow to the print media sector.
Hope both print media and authorities will come out with measures to protect growth of print media industry as well promote sales by giving more margin to vendors and reduced rate on charges for display of printed journals.
Ramesh Menon, Abu Dhabi
16 March 2012