Posts wins Gold for Best New Product, GN Publishing’s new technology website, has been named the Gold winner of Best New Product at the 1st WAN-IFRA Middle East Digital Media Awards held last night in Dubai. WAN-IFRA, The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers, is a global network of 3,000 news publishing companies and represents over 18,000 publications in 120 countries. The Digital Media Awards, which first launched in Asia 2010, now take place in five regions, are judged by a group of global industry peers. Gold winners of the award are automatically entered into the World Digital Media Awards to take place in Vienna in October 2016.

“We’re really excited that has been recognised by WAN-IFRA as the best new digital product in the Middle East,” says James Hewes, Publishing Director, GN Publishing. “It’s been a thrilling few months for the brand, from the re-launch of the print product last August to the launch of in December. The award is the strongest possible endorsement for and a fitting tribute to our enthusiastic team for all their hard work.”

Gareth Kurt Warren, Online Editor,, adds “We are really honoured to win the gold award for best new product so soon after our launch. We put a lot of passion into the site and believe our love of all things tech comes across on screen to our audience.”

GN Publishing launches

GN Publishing has announced the launch of an all-new technology blog, The fully responsive site, which works seamlessly across desktop and mobile, will give readers in the UAE up-to-the-minute tech and consumer electronics news and reviews. The website is the digital platform of #GNTECH, Gulf News’ consumer technology brand, and builds on the success of the existing monthly print title, which was launched in August and distributed with Gulf News.

The brand covers consumer electronics topics ranging from gaming and product reviews to buying guides and apps. will feature news and launches in the world of technology as they happen, provide in-depth content from experts in the industry as well as live coverage from key events in the technology sector, such as CES.

“Technology is driving massive change in our society and I’m incredibly delighted that we’re launching in this sector – a genuinely digital first offering,” says James Hewes, Publishing Director, GN Publishing. “This is a very exciting project for GN Publishing, one that we’re confident will become a key player in a competitive marketplace.”

Gareth Kurt Warren, Editor, adds “The region has experienced rapid transformation to become more technologically advanced. Our readers are now constantly on the go and are looking for quick media consumption; they are increasingly relying on web-based, digital and social media platforms for their news fix, especially when it comes to technology. Our new website is GN Publishing’s response to this dynamic dependence on digital content in our readers’ fast-paced lives.”