Welsh title delay

The launch of Welsh-language daily Y Byd is currently under review following the formation of a coalition Welsh Assembly Government.

Y Byd, meaning The World, was set for launch on 3 March 2008, but publisher Dyddiol Cyf will have to wait until the publication of a report on Welsh-language press by the heritage minister and the Welsh Language board, due later this month, before applying for government funding – meaning a delay to the scheduled launch date.

Chairman of Dyddiol Cyf Ned Thomas said the minister for heritage had announced that within the draft heritage budget, he has obtained the funding for all the promises laid out in the government’s power-sharing document, One Wales.

‘Among those promises is additional funding for Welsh-language publications, including the establishment of a daily newspaper,’said Thomas.

The paper has employed editor Aled Price as well as a deputy editor and general manager who are continuing to prepare for the launch.

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