As the Middle East again dominates the news agenda ENEX, has announced a series of further partnerships in the region. The expansion comes in three parts: a major agreement has been reached with a leading pan-Arab news agency to supply content, a new Jordanian television channel joins and, for the first time ever, ENEX will take on a wholly print and digital entity from Egypt into the group.
ENEX, the cooperative news agency based in Luxembourg, is partnering with Arab 24 News Agency to distribute Arab 24 content across ENEX’s growing global partnership. Arab 24 headquartered in Amman, Jordan, is the leading MENA region independent news-gathering agency covering key events and breaking news. The agency has fully equipped production teams in all the key regional capital cities and news hotspots and an office in Washington DC.
Adrian Wells, Managing Director of ENEX, said, ‘’Partnering with Arab 24 adds a new level to our coverage of the Middle East and North Africa region. Arab 24 has real on-the-ground expertise in some of the most difficult places to report in the world. We are delighted to bring Arab 24’s excellent content to our members.”
ENEX has 56 broadcast and digital partners around the world including CBS in the United States, Sky News channels, RTL news entities, CME owned stations in central and Eastern Europe, 14 stations in Latin America and a growing presence in the Middle East and Asia. Arab 24 was founded in 2015 and has rapidly expanded during a tumultuous period of news events in the region. The agency maintains operations and offices in all of the key regional capitals and in Washington DC.
Shadia Ajlouni, Regional Operations Manager of Arab 24 welcomed the move saying: ‘’The Arabic speaking region is characterized by unique political, social, cultural and linguistic nuances. Arab 24 has built keen competency in understanding this environment to bring to viewers across the globe a comprehensive picture of vital headline news stories and those that are otherwise overlooked, ignored or misrepresented. Our partnership with ENEX will enhance this even further.’’
Arab 24 is part of the media group which includes the Jordanian news channel Al Ordon Al Yoom and ABS service provider. All are owned by Mohammed Elajlouni. Al Ordon Al Yoom is also joining ENEX as the exclusive partner in the Kingdom of Jordan.
ENEX’s global membership base now reaches 56 with the latest signing of Al Ordon Al Yoom (Jordan Today), one of Jordan’s leading commercial news channels. ENEX now has five Middle Eastern partners and talks on-going with a number of others. The latest agreements were negotiated by ENEX’s MENA Operations Manager Hamza Attar who has previously worked in Egypt, Gaza and the United Arab Emirates.