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Launch of Awan – First Arabic newspaper with convergent newsroom

Awan, launched on 18 November 2007, is the first Arabic newspaper to employ a convergent newsroom approach in the Middle East. The newsroom is a beehive of activity, working in a systematic and coherent way to publish to paper, web and mobile platforms.

KnowledgeView and Picsel cooperate to bring mobile news to the Middle East

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KnowledgeView Ltd. and Picsel Technologies, a dynamic mobile platform provider, signed a partnership to enable media companies to distribute rich media news stories directly to mobile.

The two companies will integrate KnowledgeView’s RAPID Browser software with Picsel’s Mobile Content Solution. The combined product will enable journalists and editors using KnowledgeView’s technology to read, share and publish news stories via branded mobile channels.

Kuwait witnesses new dawn for the publishing industry with KnowledgeView, IFRA & M. A. Kharafi Group

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---A one-day conference was organized on October 31 in Kuwait in the Sheraton Hotel by M. A. Kharafi Group, KnowledgeView and IFRA, under the patronage of Sheikh Faisal Khalifa Al-Malek Al-Sabah, Deputy Minister of Information, to talk about the latest publishing trends and strategies in the newspaper industry.

KnowledgeView and Ifra to provide Newsplex training workshops in the Middle East

KnowledgeView and Ifra have signed a memorandum of understanding to cooperate in providing Ifra Newsplex training workshops in the Middle East region.

The two entities will jointly host these events, while KnowledgeView will manage and market them.

The training course will initially comprise the following:

New orders for RAPID Browser and RAPID Archive from Okaz Organisation of Saudi Arabia and Awan Newspaper of Kuwait

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Okaz is the leading newspaper publisher in Saudi Arabia. The publishing and archiving system from KnowledgeView is a central component of Okaz board’s plan to modernize its entire operations. The system will be used by the Arabic language daily Okaz, the English language daily Saudi Gazette and other publications.

Awan, part of the Hiwar Media Group of Kuwait, where the RAPID Browser and RAPID Archive systems will form the foundation for a modern convergent newsroom, publishing to paper, web, TV and mobile.

6th International Newsroom Summit in Paris heralds new publishing trend

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More than 220 media groups took part in Ifra’s 6th International Newsroom Summit, for which KnowledgeView was one of the key sponsors.

Participants at the summit, held on 19-20 April in Paris, listened to speakers from major media companies that have embarked on the path of convergent Newsroom as a way of increasing interaction with new kinds of information consumer at the age of the Internet and generating new revenues. Participants entered into lively discussions on best ways of managing this major change in the methods of work, investment needed, returns on investment and conditions for success.

KnowledgeView and Ifra offer insights into media-convergent newsroom practice

KnowledgeView and its integration partner in Dubai, Giffin Graphics, organized a workshop in Dubai, targeting Arab newspapers. The workshop took place in the Al Bustan Rotana Hotel in Dubai on the 25th of March 2007, and it offered an insight on the media-convergent newsroom and challenges for publishers nowadays.

Dow Jones Newswires appoints KnowledgeView as partner for new Arabic-language service for Middle East media

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Dow Jones Newswires, the world’s leading provider of real-time financial news, has appointed KnowledgeView, a leading news management and technology company, to provide the delivery infrastructure and translation support for its new Arabic-language Middle East service.

KnowledgeView’s RAPID Browser provides advanced news management to WoodWing’s Smart Connection Enterprise

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KnowledgeView/WoodWing joint press release

KnowledgeView’s RAPID Browser provides advanced news management to WoodWing’s Smart Connection Enterprise.

KnowledgeView of the UK, developer of news management software and WoodWing of the Netherlands, developer of publishing systems, have teamed up to provide newspaper publishers with state of the art editorial and cross-platform publishing solutions.

Al-Yamama Press Establishment, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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KnowledgeView and its integration partner in Riyadh, ATP, have successfully completed in December 2006 the installation of an integrated news management, editorial production and archiving system for the Al-Riyadh Arabic Daily newspaper, published by Al-Yamama Press Establishment. The successful completion of this installation has transformed editorial production in Al-Riyadh to digital workflow with immediate benefits of improved editorial efficiency, in excess of 20%, and better editorial quality.