Al-Araby Al-Jadeed

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Al-Araby Al-Jadeed / The New Arab
Private company
IndustryNews media
FoundedMarch 2014; 5 years ago (2014-03)
FounderAzmi Bishara
HeadquartersLondon, UK
OwnerFadaat 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 viewed by some 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. ^ "About us".
  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. ^ Arab, The New. "The New Arab".
  5. ^ Twitter, Dominic Ponsford (6 January 2016). "Saudi Arabia, UAE and Egypt block London-based pro democracy news website".
  6. ^ "Abdulrahman Elshayyal". Galilee Foundation. Retrieved March 4, 2018.
  7. ^ "Fadaat".
  8. ^ "Fadaat Media breaks silence over reported al-Jazeera job losses". alaraby.
  9. ^ "Fadaat Media Ltd: - Independent Journalism for a New Arab world".
  10. ^ "Palestinian Artist Thrown Out of Dismaland for Anti-Israel Protest". Time.
  11. ^ "Amid Falling Oil Prices And ISIS Threat, Iraq Cuts Free Healthcare". International Business Times. 26 January 2016.
  12. ^ "US loosening engagement rules for civilian areas in Syria: Monitor". Middle East Eye.
  13. ^ "Would a military committee ease Syria transition?". The National.
  14. ^ "From murderbilia to grisly historic artefacts... here are nine of the sickiest items sold at auction". 21 April 2016.
  15. ^ "PKK reportedly arrests KDP officials in Northern Iraq, deepens dispute". DailySabah.
  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.

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