Arab News partners with CNN for content
Arab News has signed a content sharing deal with CNN which would allow the Jeddah-based daily to publish columns by the American channel’s emerging markets editor John Defterios.
The deal would also give Arab News access to previewing exclusive reports and interviews from CNN’s “Marketplace Middle East,” a show Defterios on the channel.
The announcement comes as part of a drive to bolster Arab News’ business content, at a time of great momentum in Arabian Gulf economies, a statement from the newspaper said.
“Arab News is pleased to carry John’s column, which will bring new regional business insight, perspective and analysis to our readers,” said Faisal J. Abbas, Editor-In-Chief of Arab News.
“As regional markets and businesses come under ever-closer scrutiny, such coverage becomes all the more important both in the Middle East and internationally.”
Delighted Defterios said that “Given the daily’s pan-Arab coverage, and base in Saudi Arabia, it is in a unique position to cover both the Gulf’s pressing economic challenges, and the wealth of opportunities in this part of the world.”
The partnership between the two media outlets will begin this month.