Annahar (جريدة النهار), a leading Arabic-language daily newspaper from Lebanon, offers its readers a free virtual daily newspaper that you can read online using flash technology.So far, I found this the most authentic and life-like Arabic realia available online for Arabic learners and teachers as well as for native Arabs worldwide.This virtual tool will not only help you improve and perfect your reading skills, it will also keep you abreast of the latest current affairs in the Arab world in particular and international affairs in general.The newspaper content provides fresh and up-to-the-minute news and information for its readers.
How does it work?
The paper appears on a virtual desk which has the following e-tools to help you navigate, highlight and zoom in/out to the newspaper content:
e-Pencil – to highlight and annotate sections of the newspaper that interest you
e-Eraser – to remove the markings you have made with the e-pencil
e-Magnifying Glass – to quickly zoom in when the paper is held at a distance
e-Notebook – which lists all the page numbers, this is useful to navigate your way through the paper or by bypass sections you are not interested in. An abstract of the main news articles appear on the first page with a page number at the end of the article for follow up.
Zoom in/Zoom out buttons – once you have zoomed in to the finer text you can automatically use the hand function to navigate your way around the page.
Screenshot of the the virtual desk which has today’s newspaper (20th Feb 08) and other e-tools
Screenshot of the newspaper zoomed in with the hand function/button
The Newspaper Sections
Find out more:
An-Nahar النهار – Wikipedia