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This article was published on November 30, 2009


    BBC redesigns its Arabic portal

    BBC redesigns its Arabic portal
    Fawzi Rahal
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    Fawzi Rahal

    Based in Dubai, Fawzi Rahal is the Editor of The Next Web Middle East and Regional Communications Director at G2. Follow him via Twitter. Yo Based in Dubai, Fawzi Rahal is the Editor of The Next Web Middle East and Regional Communications Director at G2. Follow him via Twitter. You can reach Fawzi at [email protected].

    BBC-ArabicBBC has just launched the new look of its Arabic portal. The move supposedly marks BBC’s serious attitude towards its online presence in the Arab world.

    The portal looks more slick and is a modest attempt at embracing the web 2.0 functionalities. It’s disappointing though that BBC has not attempted to change their typeface from the default Arial (Arabic Transparent) into a screen-optimized font like Tahoma, for example.

    From a functional perspective, the website is more self-contained and visually organized. It is good news for the Arab world as it appears that BBC is going to be investing in a lot of Arabic content to keep this website fresh.