January 20, 2013 – Saudi Arabia’s long-established English-language daily, The Saudi Gazette and Al Arabiya English, the English online portal of the region’s leading news channel, Al Arabiya, have entered a general cooperation agreement.
The agreement will see The Saudi Gazette and Al Arabiya English cooperating closely to provide readers of both outlets with a broader scope of relevant news and insightful views.
Commenting on the agreement; Mr. Khaled Al-Maeena, Editor-in-Chief of The Saudi Gazette said “We are pleased to cooperate as we believe Al Arabiya’s professional editorial services will add value and a new dimension to our newspaper’s journalistic offerings”
“I have met Mr. Abbas and his team and was impressed by their dedication and professional abilities; we hope the cooperation between the two teams will provide further insight of this part of the world for English language readers” he added.
For his part, Faisal J. Abbas, Editor-in-Chief of Al Arabiya News Channel’s English language portal said that this agreement brings quality content closer to readers, regardless of the format.
“The idea is derived from the conviction that quality content is able to take any shape or form; indeed, a video report can appear on television, be posted on our website, shared on social media or transcribed and republished in print format in a quality daily newspaper such as the Saudi Gazette”, he elaborated.
“We are also very pleased to be working with a veteran journalist of the caliber of Mr. Al-Maeena, the content we will be using from the Saudi Gazette will provide our readers with some valuable local insight and points of view”, Abbas added.
The general cooperation agreement will contain several areas which both parties will be seeking to work on together; and online readers in Saudi Arabia, the Middle East and around the world can continue access the news and views produced by both entities by clicking on either www.alarabiya.net/english or www.saudigazette.com.sa