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Monday, March 8, 2021

Doha News turns eight this week (and we’re still kicking)

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Doha News is eight years old. Credit: Omar Chatriwala/Doha News

Doha News turns eight this week, and it’s been a bittersweet birthday for our team.

Since the government blocked our website in November, we don’t know what this coming year will hold.

But we thank you for your continuing support.

Doha News Meetup 2016. Credit: Lance Cenar

And we hope to continue serving Qatar’s community by providing interesting, informative and incisive news.

Top tweets

DN first began in the form of a Twitter account, before evolving into a Tumblr blog and eventually a proper website.

Here’s our first tweet, which I posted eight years ago this week:

Taking a quick trip down memory lane, here are 10 of our most popular tweets (according to RTs) since we first got started that day in March 2009.

The stories range from serious to light-hearted, to quirky and inspiring.

What are some of your favorite DN pieces from over the years? Thoughts?

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