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Routledge Handbook on Arab Media

Edited by: Noureddine Miladi , Noha Mellor

Print publication date:  November  2020
Online publication date:  November  2020

Print ISBN: 9781138385481
eBook ISBN: 9780429427084
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9780429427084
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Book description

This handbook provides the first comprehensive reference book in English about the development of mass and social media in all Arab countries. Capturing the historical as well as current developments in the media scene, this collection maps the role of media in social and political movements.

Contributors include specialists in the field from North America, Europe, and the Middle East. Each chapter provides an overview of the history, regulatory frameworks and laws governing the press, and socio-political functions of the media. While the geopolitical complexities of the region have been reflected in the expert analyses collectively, the focus is always the local context of each member state. All 38 chapters consider the specific historical, political, and media trajectories in each country, to provide a contextual background and foundation for further study about single states or comparative analysis in two or more Arab states.

Capturing significant technological developments and the widespread use of social media, this all-inclusive volume on Arab media is a key resource for students and scholars interested in journalism, media, and Middle East studies.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Mass media in Algeria Download PDF
Chapter  2:  New and social media in Algeria Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Media in Bahrain – a contested sphere Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Press in Egypt Download PDF
Chapter  5:  The Egyptian broadcasting sector between 1920 and 2020 Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Social media in Egypt Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Iraqi press – between propaganda and sectarianism Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Broadcasting in Iraq – from pluralism to ethno-sectarianism Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Social media and social change in Iraq Download PDF
Chapter  10:  The print and online media in Jordan – between liberalization and control Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Broadcast media in Jordan and the (rentier) state Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Chronicling Kuwait’s media evolution Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Whither the Lebanese press? The trials and tribulations facing the Lebanese print media Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Lebanese broadcasting Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Media and social change in Libya Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Media in Mauritania Download PDF
Chapter  17:  The Moroccan press Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Media configuration in Morocco Download PDF
Chapter  19:  The new and social media in Morocco Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Mass media for development – the media in the Sultanate of Oman Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Palestinian media between partisanship and propaganda Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Palestinian new media Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Media developments in Qatar Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Al Jazeera network and the transformations in the global communication flow Download PDF
Chapter  25:  The Saudi press – the combined power of wealth and religion Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Saudi broadcasting media – a tool for regional influence Download PDF
Chapter  27:  The Janus-faced new media in Saudi Arabia Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Mass media development in Somalia Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Internet and social media development in Somalia Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Press in Sudan Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Radio and television broadcasting in Sudan Download PDF
Chapter  32:  The Syrian press and online media Download PDF
Chapter  33:  The “soft” power of Syrian broadcasting Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Press in Tunisia Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Broadcasting in Tunisia from independence to post-2011 revolution era Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Social media networks and the democratic transition in Tunisia Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Media in the UAE – creating a national voice Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Media in Yemen – narratives of polarization and fragmentation Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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