Al-Araby Al-Jadeed

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Al-Araby Al-Jadeed / The New Arab
Private company
Industry News media
Founded March 2014; 4 years ago (2014-03)
Founder Azmi Bishara
Headquarters London, UK
Owner Fadaat Media

Al-Araby Al-Jadeed (Arabic: العربي الجديد‎, literally The New Arab) is a pan-Arab media outlet headquartered in London. It was first launched in March 2014 as an online news website by Qatari company Fadaat Media. It went on to establish a daily newspaper in September 2014.[1][2] In January 2015, Fadaat launched Al Araby TV Network as a counterweight to Al Jazeera, which is widely viewed[by whom?] to hold a pro-Muslim Brotherhood bias.[3]


Dr. Azmi Bishara, a Doha-based ex-member of Israeli parliament, founded the Arabic-language news website as the first platform launched by Al-Araby Al-Jadeed in March 2014. Six months later, they launched an Arabic daily newspaper from London. An English version of the website was inaugurated shortly after the newspaper's launch, and goes by the translated name of The New Arab.[2][4] Al-Araby Al-Jadeed now operates globally, with more than 150 staff in three offices, based in Beirut, Doha and London.[5]

Ownership and Finances[edit]

The outlet is owned by Qatar-based Fadaat Media Ltd. Abdulrahman Elshayyal is the newspaper's CEO.[6][7] Fadaat Media is an Arab media investment company which allows the news website complete autonomy.[8][9]


Al-Araby Al-Jadeed stories are often taken up by Middle East-focused outlets as well as established outlets such as Time magazine,[10], International Business Times,[11] Middle East Eye,[12] The National[13] and others.[14][15][16]


  1. ^ Al-Araby Al-Jadeed. (2016). About us. [online] Available at: [Accessed 18 August 2016].
  2. ^ a b "New Arabic daily newspaper launches". The Media Network: Middle East. September 4, 2014. Retrieved March 4, 2018. 
  3. ^ Rebecca Hawkes (26 January 2015). "Qatar's latest channel Al Araby launches from London". Rapid TV News. 
  4. ^ Al-Araby Al-Jadeed. (2016). The New Arab – Homepage. [online] Available at: [Accessed 18 August 2016].
  5. ^ Press Gazette. (2016). Saudi Arabia, UAE and Egypt block London-based pro democracy news website – Press Gazette. [online] Available at: [Accessed 18 August 2016].
  6. ^ "Abdulrahman Elshayyal". Galilee Foundation. Retrieved March 4, 2018. 
  7. ^ Fadaat Media. (2016). فضاءات ميديا – قريبا. [online] Available at: [Accessed 19 August 2016].
  8. ^ Al-Araby Al-Jadeed. (2016). Fadaat Media breaks silence over reported al-Jazeera job losses. [online] Available at: [Accessed 18 August 2015].
  9. ^ GlobeNewswire. (2014). Independent Journalism for a New Arab world. [online] Available at:;jsessionid=RTWpT67DJGLvRnwVZJLYYWw2WJhnp9vCZLJs237QMj6yZpGLqp9Q!-1082031361 [Accessed 18 August 2016].
  10. ^ TIME. (2015). Dismaland: Palestinian Thrown Out for Anti-Israel Protest. [online] Available at: [Accessed 18 July 2016].
  11. ^ International Business Times. (2016). Amid Falling Oil Prices And ISIS Threat, Iraq Cuts Free Healthcare. [online] Available at: [Accessed 18 August 2016].
  12. ^ Middle East Eye. (2016). US loosening engagement rules for civilian areas in Syria: Monitor. [online] Available at: [Accessed 18 August 2016].
  13. ^ The National. (2016). Would a military committee ease Syria transition? | The National. [online] Available at: [Accessed 18 August 2016].
  14. ^ The Sun. (2016). From murderbilia to grisly historic artefacts… here are nine of the sickiest items sold at auction – The Sun. [online] Available at: [Accessed 18 August 2016].
  15. ^ Daily Sabah. (2016). PKK reportedly arrests KDP officials in Northern Iraq, deepens dispute. [online] Available at: [Accessed 18 August 2016].
  16. ^ "U.S. Silent on Up to 95% of its Civilian Killings in Syria". Middle East Eye-The Daily Beast-Rudaw. teleSUR. July 22, 2016. Retrieved March 4, 2018.