Peter Bale and Caroline Faraj
CNNArabic unveils new website
Dubai, January 20, 2014
CNN International has announced the re-launch of CNNArabic.com, its online Arabic news offering, as the website marks its 12th anniversary.
The reinvented website includes a range of new features providing a seamless user experience across all devices as the website embraces rapidly evolving consumer needs.
The new features now available as part of this fundamental design change ensures the site is highly social, snappy, and interactive, with greater emphasis on visual content. Additional newsgathering resources have been added to help deliver a wider reach of local and regional stories and exclusive interviews. The enhancements also include new type and font sizes and improved access and greater depth to images and video.
“The Middle East is one of the fastest growing mobile Internet markets and the ideal place for a site built around evolving news consumption habits,” said Peter Bale, VP and general manager CNN Digital International.
“As the leading international multiplatform news brand, CNN is bringing the most modern design and technology to the Arabic language market, with the new CNNArabic reflecting our ambition to be quick to embrace relevant new formats while also listening carefully to the needs of our consumers.”
Caroline Faraj, CNN Arabic digital services director, said: “We are delighted to mark the 12th anniversary of CNNArabic.com this year with the launch of the new CNNArabic website. Over the years, CNNArabic.com has become the home of not just breaking news, but also human interest stories and in-depth regional coverage and this is a significant new phase to build further on how we have evolved.”
“The new look and feel of CNNArabic.com means it has never been easier to navigate. And from an editorial point of view, we are particularly interested in encouraging Arab speakers from around the world to use our platform and interact with our users.”
Rani R Raad, chief commercial officer CNN International, said: “This is a major milestone in CNNArabic's evolution. The new design will provide Arab speakers around the world with an optimal digital experience whenever and wherever they consume our content. It is also a further signal of our ongoing commitment to delivering first-class content across all platforms to highly engaged audiences.” – TradeArabia News Service