Redesign for CNN Arabic website

Rebecca Hawkes | 21-01-2014

CNN's Arabic website has been relaunched with a range of fresh features it claims will better serve mobile Internet users across the Arab world.

Incorporating social media and interactive features, the broadcaster says additional newsgathering resources have been added to to help deliver stories and interviews.

"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.

Caroline Faraj, CNN Arabic digital services director, added: "We are delighted to mark the 12th anniversary of this year with the launch of the new CNNArabic website. Over the years, 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.

Faraj said that CNNArabic, which is based in Dubai, is "particularly interested in encouraging Arab speakers from around the world to use our platform and interact with our users."

CNN also has a broadcast and production centre in Abu Dhabi, and Middle East bureaux in Abu Dhabi, Beirut, Cairo, Istanbul and Jerusalem. Its programming from the region includes Inside the Middle East, CNN Marketplace Middle East, One Square Meter and the nightly Global Exchange programme.