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This article was published on December 7, 2011

    The Guardian launches an Arabic section of its site

    The Guardian launches an Arabic section of its site
    Nancy Messieh
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    Nancy Messieh

    Lesotho-born and raised, Nancy Messieh, The Next Web's Middle East Editor, is an Egyptian writer and photographer based in Cairo, Egypt. Fol Lesotho-born and raised, Nancy Messieh, The Next Web's Middle East Editor, is an Egyptian writer and photographer based in Cairo, Egypt. Follow her on Twitter, her site or Google+ or get in touch at [email protected]

    The Guardian has just launched several new sections of its site in Arabic. The translated sections include articles on politics and current events in the Middle East as well as entire series of articles on football.

    All of the content available in the Arabic section has been translated from the English edition of The Guardian and, at the moment, consists of just over 63 articles.

    The description on the site reads:

    The Guardian in Arabic is a selection of articles from the Guardian translated into Arabic, and some specially-commissioned articles for an Arabic-speaking readership.

    The Guardian’s move is one in a long list of recent changes online, as more and more Arabic content is being made available to a continually growing audience.

    Yahoo and BBC Arabic recently teamed up to provide more Arabic content to their audiences, while BBC and CNN have also long had Arabic versions of their sites catering to a Middle Eastern audience. Google also recently made it easier to search through all of that content on the go, launching Google Voice Search in Arabic for iOS and Android.