Mass Media, Politics and Society in the Middle East

ISBN-10: 1572733047
ISBN-13: 9781572733046
Edition: 2001
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Description: The mass media in the Arab world has undergone profound changes during the 1990s with the introduction and spread of new technologies which go beyond the regional realm and bypass authoritarian control. This text examines whether this access is  More...

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Book details

List price: $26.50
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Hampton Press, Incorporated
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 249
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

The mass media in the Arab world has undergone profound changes during the 1990s with the introduction and spread of new technologies which go beyond the regional realm and bypass authoritarian control. This text examines whether this access is sufficient to generate political and social change.

Acknowledgments
About the Contributors
Introduction: Mass Media in the Middle East: Patterns of Political and Societal Change
Media Control and Ownership
Mass Media in the Arab States between Diversification and Stagnation: An Overview
Saudi Arabia's International Media Strategy: Influence through Multinational Ownership
Restructuring Television in Egypt: The Position of the State between Regional Supply and Local Demand
Freedom of the Press in Jordanian Press Laws 1927-1998
Mass Media and Development
The Changing Face of Arab Communications: Media Survival in the Information Age
Internet in the Arab World: A Step Towards "Information Society?"
Distribution of Ideas: Book Production and Publishing in Egypt, Lebanon, and the Middle East
Interaction Between Traditional Communication and Modern Media: Implications for Social Change in Iran and Pakistan
Media and Culture
"Coming Close to God" Through the Media: A Phenomenology of the Media Practices of Islamist Women in Egypt
The Global Flow of Information: A Critical Appraisal from the Perspective of Arab-Islamic Information Sciences
Author Index
Subject Index

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