Al Arabiya television has appointed Fahad Saud as the new deputy editor-in-chief of Al Arabiya Net Arabic after three years of working as the managing editor of the website.
Fahad is a distinguished Saudi journalist in online media. He began his journalism career as a sport editor at Elaph in 2005 and became managing editor in 2007. In 2009 he joined Al Arabiya Net Arabic as a managing editor.
“Working in an electronic website that represents a television channel the size of Al Arabiya requires major efforts and energy to make it Al Arabiya's face in the virtual world,” Saud Said.
Al Arabiya Net Arabic was established on Feb. 21, 2004 following the launch of Al Arabiya channel in 2003.
In 2009 the website began a comprehensive phase of integration with the television which helped it become one of the biggest sources of news in the Middle East.
A recent report has featured the region’s top 50 social media brands and Al Arabiya was listed as the top social media brand.
The report, published by the Gulf Business magazine in partnership with the digital media powerhouse, Grafdom, listed the GCC’s biggest online engagers, which are the most active companies on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
Al Arabiya’s website (AlArabiya.net) was listed as the most visited Arab online portal in the region because of its “impressive social media presence.”
Besides the Arabic language website that was launched soon after the television channel in 2003, Al Arabiya has initiated English, Farsi and Urdu news websites, widening even more its rising range of viewers.