Ajeeb.com will give priority to the BBC’s news websites amongst all news sources recommended to its visitors and to the users of Johaina, the portal’s automated news monitoring service which collects and categorises online news headlines and summaries in navigable directories around the clock.
Fahad Al Sharekh, Business Development Director of Al Alamiah Group/Sakhr Software Co. said: “This agreement represents an important phase in the growth and development of our business on an international level. By forging a deal with the BBC, the world’s largest newsgathering operation and the most trustworthy and reputable news source, we are sending a message to all Arab-speakers, particularly those working in international media.”
Maher Al Junaidy, Content Manager, Ajeeb.com added that the collaboration with the bbcarabic.com represents an ideal step towards developing mutually beneficial business relationships on the internet: “It sets an example of what can be achieved through cooperative efforts of web portals that truly care about Arab users and improves the services we offer them.”
Head of bbcarabic.com Hosam El Sokkari said he is pleased with this partnership: “Ajeeb.com has built up a reputation for providing innovative services to online users in the Arab world. This collaboration will give more online users across the Arab world direct access to the BBC’s news and information in Arabic and English.”
Ajeeb.com has received several awards for Best Bilingual Web Portal on the Internet. It has maintained its position at the top of the list of Arabic web portals, based on its popularity and its quality services, as rated by Arabian Business and other independent research centres.
bbcarabic.com is the BBC’s award-winning 24/7 online news and information service in Arabic. In addition to world class news coverage in text, sound and video, the Have Your Say feature allows users to share views and comments on important events and breaking news.
bbcarabic.com won Middle East awards for Best News Site and Best Arabic Online Content Provider. Today bbcarabic.com is the major Arabic provider of world and Arab news and information on the internet.
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