Arianna Huffington, head of the Huffington Post Media Group, has announced that she will be bringing the publication to her native country, Greece, in a move which will see the firm collaborate with 24Media.
The new Greek language news site will be backed by one of Greece’s biggest digital media publishers 24Media, along with several Greek financial partners.
HuffPost Greece will be based in the nation's capital city Athens and will officially open for business this November. It will be the latest addition to the Huffington Post’s integrated global newsroom, which creates content internationally for readers in eight languages.
Arianna Huffington, president and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post, said: “I’m so grateful to be able to bring the Huffington Post to Greece as it is the ultimate homecoming, not only because of my Greek heritage, but because HuffPost is, not coincidentally, very much rooted in a Greek tradition of bringing people together and facilitating interesting conversations.
“With the support and expertise of our amazing Greek media partner 24Media, we’ll be bringing our hybrid approach of original reporting and an inclusive blog platform to tell the stories that matter most and - just as important - help people throughout Greece tell their stories themselves, in words, in pictures and in video.”
This is the third expansion the group has recently announced with HuffPost India and HuffPost Arabic slated to be operational in the next six months.
The publication, earlier this year revealed to The Drum that it had canceled its expansion into Russia as a result of tensions in Ukraine making it an untenable investment.