|العرب لكل العرب|
"Al-Arab for all Arabs"
|Type||Morning daily newspaper|
|Owner(s)||Ahmad Al Houni|
|Publisher||Arab World Foundation for Press and Publication|
History and profileEdit
The paper was launched in London on June 1, 1977, as a secular pan-Arab daily. Ahmed el-Houni, a former Libyan minister of information, was the owner and editor-in-chief of the daily. Al-Arab sometimes reflected official Libyan government views and was run, as of 2004, by the Hounis as a family business, producing 10,000 copies that were also being printed in Tunisia and distributed throughout the Arab world, with the exception of some countries where it was banned. It has undergone a series of expansions over the years, which included the launching of sister publications such as the magazine Al-Jadid and The Arab Weekly.
Its 10,000th issue, consisting of 24 pages, was published on August 7, 2015, and featured Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and the New Suez Canal on its front page. The Al-Arab media organization also helped fund Ahval, a news website launched by Yavuz Baydar, a Turkish journalist who left Turkey following the 2016 Turkish coup d'état attempt. Qantara.de suspects Al-Arab and the government of the United Arab Emirates of influencing the creation of Ahval's Arabic language service.
Notes and referencesEdit
- "London-based Newspaper Al Arab Focuses on EFE's Work Helping Youth to Meet the Needs of the Labor Market". Education for Employment. 24 July 2013. Retrieved 8 September 2014.
- El-Shafey, Mahmud (21 August 2015). "Al-Arab newspaper celebrates 10,000th issue". The Arab Weekly. Retrieved 16 December 2018.
- Croitoru, Joseph (16 January 2018). "Turkish exiles′ news portal "Ahval": Hardly politically neutral". Qantara.de. Retrieved 16 December 2018.
- Largest-Circulation Arabic Newspapers Carnegie Endowment. Retrieved 8 September 2014.
- Rugh, William A. (2004). Arab Mass Media: Newspapers, Radio, and Television in Arab Politics. Greenwood Publishing Group. pp. 172–173. ISBN 9780275982126.