The Middle East’s first VC-backed podcast network, Kerning Cultures, has teamed up with Digital Digest, an online platform that aggregates news from publications such as WAYA, to explore a new frontier: the region’s first Arabic daily tech news podcast. The new podcast, “Akhbar el Tech” runs daily, Sundays through Thursdays.
Starting every morning, Akhbar el Tech aims to inform its listeners about emerging companies, entrepreneurs, and the digital economy scene in the MENA region in less than 5 minutes.
Founded in 2015 by Hebah Fisher, Kerning Cultures Network has been leading the region’s podcasting movement with chart-topping, award-winning podcasts, in both Arabic and English. Their latest Arabic release, Saqr’s Eclipse ranked #1 across the region’s charts.
Whereas Digital Digest was founded by Racha Ghamlouch and Farah Nakouzi in 2018, focusing on providing business leaders with all they need to stay up-to-date about the regional tech economy.
Akhbar el Tech is Digital Digest’s newest endeavour, a seamless addition to their newsletter and breaking news posts through Whatsapp and Telegram. The show will be presented by Nakouzi, who is also a social media and communication specialist who started her career working in events catered to the MENA region’s startup ecosystem.
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