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South Asian Newspaper Directory

South Asian Newspaper Directory

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The newspaper printing and publishing industry is on the rise in South Asia, even as it is reportedly declining in the West. Various industry estimates predict healthy advertisement revenue growth of 5% - 8% in print media business in India for the next five years. At the same time, the circulation of daily newspapers in India is also increasing. According to the 2015-2016 annual report of the Registrar of Newspapers in India (RNI), circulation of dailies grew about 25% over the previous year. The recent report from the Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC) of India, published in May 2017, also confirms the growth, though at about CAGR of 5% over the past 10 years. This fourth edition of the South Asian Newspaper Directory reflects the growth seen in the industry.

Compared to the first edition of the report, which was published in 2011, the number of editions and printing centres of newspapers in the directory has gone up, so has the list of printing machines and other equipment used in these organisations.

The use of press technology has seen a full circle since the first edition of this directory. From single width printing presses to high speed, double-width printing machines, this edition suggests publishers are adopting to distributed printing using both single and double-width presses depending on the geographic and operational convenience. It just goes to prove the quick adoptability of Indian news publishers to the changing business environment and bodes well for the future of the industry in the region.

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.

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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 2019-2021.


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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 ...