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South Asian Newspaper Directory

South Asian Newspaper Directory

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The news publishing industry in South Asia has undergone a sea change since the first edition of the South Asian Newspaper Directory published in 2011. According to the 2014 annual report of Registrar of Newspapers for India (RNI), the total circulation of registered publications increased by about 37%. Zenith Optimedia estimates 28% growth in advertising expenditure (in newspaper and magazine together) in India during this period. The similar trend in circulation can also be found in other South Asain countries where newspapers continue to grow.

The 2015-17 edition of the directory reflects trends corresponding to these reports and the directory has several updates to its credit.

First the number of newspapers included in the directory has increased to 160 across South Asia are profiled in this edition.

The number of newspapers which shared the detailed profile - press, pre-press and post-press employed in their organization also has increased. This makes for a very good source to research the data, which WAN-IFRA intends to do, and highlights emerging trends about our news publishing industry.

In the supplier listing, it's interesting to see the increase in publishing system providers.

If you are a publisher, or interested in news publishing business in South Asian region, this publication will be a valuable addition to your library. Bookmark the url for your quick access. We hope that you find the publication useful and enjoy referring to it as much as we enjoyed putting it together.

We thank all the publishers and suppliers for sharing this valuable data. We hope our efforts in the form of this publication will be useful and serve as a reference guide for the industry.

How to get it?

The directory is available as ePaper version for free viewing at

Free copies of the printed directory are distributed to publishers and suppliers in the South Asian region. Publishers and suppliers other than South Asia region, if interested to get a copy of the printed version, please write to which will be on chargeable basis of Euro 50

Is your entry missing?

If you are a publisher or a supplier for publishing industry and could not find your entry in the directory, please write to for a free listing in the WAN-IFRA South Asian Newspaper Directory 2017-2019.


Anandaramakrishnan Srinivasan's picture

Anandaramakrishnan Srinivasan


2014-06-17 14:07

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WAN-IFRA South Asia, headquartered in Chennai, started its operation in 2001 as a private limited company registered under the Indian Companies Act. But the origin of IFRA in India dates back to 1992 when the services of IFRA, with only an Annual Conference, were offered in this country through a representative office. From this modest beginning, it today stands as a separate company catering to the needs of the Indian publishing industry. Read more ...

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