A screen shot of Al-Ahram Hebdo newspaper website.
The new version of the website will help the 28-year-old Al-Ahram Hebdo provide new services to readers, including clearly displaying photos and videos covering Egyptian, Arab, African and international news.
The new website will also help boost interaction with readers of different nationalities.
Since its establishment, Al-Ahram Hebdo has been visited by 2.5 million people from different countries, at the top of which are Egypt, France, the United States and various African countries, Samah Zeyad, the official in charge of the website said during the website launching ceremony.
With half of these visitors using mobile phones and tablets, Al-Ahram Hebdo had to upgrade the old website, which was not compatible with these devices.
Improvements have been made to the multimedia section of the website and many new departments and press services have been introduced, Nevine Kamel, editor-in-chief of Al-Ahram Hebdo, said.
These developments will help the newspaper appeal to French-speaking readers both abroad and in Egypt, Kamel said.
Visitors to the website range in age from 18 to 54-years-old, Zeyad said, adding that 55 percent of its readers are male and 45 percent female.
Abdel-Mohsen Salama, chairman of Al-Ahram, said the foundation attaches great importance to the foreign-language press as part of Al-Ahram’s mission to spread a “continuous enlightening message” and because of the role these media outlets play in shedding light on Egypt to the outside world.
Established in September 1994, Al-Ahram Hebdo is a weekly printed newspaper that covers political, economic, social, cultural, artistic, touristic and sports news in Egypt and the world.