RT Arabic has overcome a billion views on YouTube

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RT Arabic is the first among foreign Arab regional news channels got a billion views on YouTube, according to the website of the TV channel RT.

«RT Arabic is the first among foreign Arab regional news channels has surpassed one billion views on YouTube, leaving behind the Arabic-language version of CNN, BBC, DW and other international channels,» the statement reads.

Head of RT Arabic Maya Mann said that «this result suggests that the content of RT is more credible than our competitors from international channels.» She also thanked the audience for whom RT Arabic remains the main source of information.

It is noted that RT Arabic by the number of views on YouTube ahead of the Arabic-language version of all foreign Arab regional news channels: CNN Arabic, Arabic DW, Sky News, BBC, Euronews and others.

Among the most popular materials RT Arabic — video footage of Iraqi women, armed to protect their homes, personnel of detention of supporters of the terrorist group «Islamic state»* in the Iraqi city of Mosul, an interview with the judge who headed the trial over Saddam Hussein and was a direct witness of his execution, as well as a documentary about surviving the tradition of kidnapping brides in Kyrgyzstan.

The RT Arabic website, according to SimilarWeb analytical portal, for the past six months in a row holds the first place by the number of visits and also three months in a row leads in the number of unique visitors among the sites of the Arabic-language news channels, including Al Jazeera and Al Arabiya.

In Facebook, the number of subscribers RT Arabic has already exceeded 14 million, which is more than the Arabic-language versions from other international media, including CNN, BBC, Sky News, DW, France 24 and Euronews.

*A terrorist organization banned in Russia