News for the Welsh Disapora

The 20% of the Welsh population who actually speak their national language finally have their own online weekly newspaper. Y-Cymro, the weekly newspaper for North Wales, has launched a Web site, an e-mail edition, and a digital edition. “We decided to introduced the service to attract new readers, but there has been a demand for the service from people all around the world,” Y-Cymro Deputy Editor Myfanwi Griffiths told Y-Cymro‘s print edition has a readership of around 4,500, but the publishers expect many new subscriptions for the digital edition from Welsh readers based overseas.