Mint, a business newspaper in India that has a content-sharing agreement with The Wall Street Journal, is reporting that The Journal has applied with regulators to distribute a facsimile edition in the country.
Mint wrote, “A facsimile edition is the replica of a paper published abroad. Indian laws do not allow such editions to carry local content or advertisements.
“The FIPB website shows that the application was filed on 29 July, two days before News Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch arrived in India on a six day unrelated visit. News Corp. acquired Dow Jones for $5 billion in 2007.
“Bill Casey, vice-president, international, WSJ, said that the company had applied to print a facsimile edition of either WSJ or The Wall Street Journal Asia (WSJA). He added that it expected to ‘do a contract with an Indian partner for printing and distribution.'”
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