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As the Middle East heads for top billing on the news agenda, global commercial TV broadcasters’ association Enex has announced a three-part expansion in the region.

enex 6Nov2018In addition to inking what it calls a major agreement has been reached with leading pan-Arab news agency Arab 24 to supply content, Jordanian television channel Al Ordon Al Yoom (Jordan Today) has joined the association and, for the first time ever, Enex will take on a wholly print and digital entity from Egypt into the group.

With the signing of Al Ordon Al Yoom, one of Jordan’s leading commercial news channels, Enex’s global membership base has now reached 56 including five Middle Eastern partners and talks are on-going with a number of others. The Middle East expansion follows similar regional growth in Latin America and Asia. Enex also has ambitions to locate a news editor in the Middle East to coordinate news activities. 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.

Fellow Jordanian based firm Arab 24 is a leading independent Middle East and North Africa news-gathering agency covering key events and breaking news. Founded in 2015 the agency has rapidly expanded during what it says is a tumultuous period of news events in the region. The agency has production teams in all the key regional capital cities and news hotspots and an office in Washington DC.

“Partnering with Arab 24 adds a new level to Enex’s coverage of the MENA region,” commented Enex managing director Adrian Wells. “Arab 24 has on-the-ground expertise in some of the most difficult places to report in the world and we are delighted to bring their content to our members and work closely to grow our collaboration further.”

Added Shadia Ajlouni, Arab 24’s Istanbul-based regional operations manager: “The Arabic speaking region is characterised 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.”

In the final part of its activity, Enex has reached outline agreement with the privately-owned Egyptian newspaper and digital entity Al Masry Al Youm (The Egyptian Today). The newspaper is developing its digital edition and seeking to incorporate more video into its offer. Enex has traditionally partnered with commercial broadcasters but this latest negotiation signals a move to broaden Enex membership not just geographically but to other types of media entities.