About Us

Asian Standard is a weekly regional newspaper title owned by RF Publishing Ltd, a media organisation founded by Fatima Patel – owner of media brand Asian Sunday Online.

Asian Standard currently has four regional titles; Asian Standard Bradford, Asian Standard Kirklees, Asian Standard Leeds and Asian Standard North East.

The newspaper’s main aim is to highlight news that focuses on South Asians living, working and their lifestyle in the UK and sharing this insight with the wider community by distributing the newspaper free. Keeping the newspapers regional, allows a more relatable focus and connects grassroots communities, which has always been at the heart of the type of journalism RF Publishing aims to offer.

Cross-community awareness and bridging the gap between local, diverse communities lie at the heart of the newspaper.

Fuelled by the success of our four regional titles, in achieving recognition and fostering cross-community relations between the South Asian and wider, local communities, RF Publishing plan to launch a further six titles by 2025.