The Gulf Daily News is an English language newspaper based in Bahrain. It was founded in March 1978 by the Al Hilal Group and quickly became known as the ‘voice of Bahrain’. The newspaper’s initial aims were to focus on providing news to English speaking residents in Bahrain who were mainly of British, American, Filipino, Indian and Pakistani backgrounds. The newspaper was traditionally pro-government but has since included a number of Islamists and liberals amongst its staff. The newspaper has had many reputable journalists contribute over the years, including Indira Chan, Sara Wickham, Reem Antoon, Eunice Del Rosario, Tariq Khonji and Richard Moore.