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Routledge Handbook on Arab Media

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ISBN 9781138385481
November 29, 2020 Forthcoming by Routledge
496 Pages

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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 37 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


Noha Mellor and Noureddine Miladi

1. Mass Media in Algeria

Saida K. Benammar

2. New and Social Media in Algeria

Belkacem Amin Benamra

3. Media in Bahrain – a contested sphere

Magdalina Karolak

4. Press in Egypt: Impact on Social and Political Transformations

Sayed al-Kilani

5. The Egyptian broadcasting sector between 1920 and 2020

Joel Wilkund Abdelmoez

6. Social Media in Egypt: The Debate Continues

Nermeen Kassem

7. Iraqi Press – between propaganda and sectarianism

Haidar al-Safi

8. Broadcasting in Iraq – from pluralism to ethno-sectarianism

Ibrahim Al-Marashi

9. Social Media and Social Change in Iraq

Ahmed Alrawi

10. The print and online media in Jordan – between liberalization and control

Ebtihal Mahadeen

11. Broadcast Media in Jordan and the (Rentier) State

Christina Zacharia Hawatmeh

12. Chronicling Kuwait’s Media Evolution: The Politics of Technology and Regulation

Fahad Alsumait, Ildiko Kaposi and Ali A Dashti

13. Whither the Lebanese Press? The trials and tribulations facing the Lebanese print media

Sarah el-Richani

14. Lebanese broadcasting: small country, influential media

Natalie Khazaal

15. Media and Social Change in Libya

Mokhtar Ireshi

16. Media in Mauritania: Challenges and Development

Mohammed Al-Sheikh

17. The Moroccan Press: Challenges and Development

Bouziane Zaid, Abdelmalek El Kadoussi and Mohammed Ibahrine

18. Media Configuration in Morocco

Sam Cherribi, Akshatha Achar, Drew Siegal and Patrick Harris

19. The New and Social Media in Morocco

Aziz Douai and Mohamed Ben Moussa

20. Mass Media for development – the media in the Sultanate of Oman

Abdullah K. Al-Kindi

21. Palestinian media between partisanship and propaganda

Ibrahim Natil and Bahjat Abuzanouna

22. Palestinian New Media

Nahed Elthantawy

23. Media Developments in Qatar

Khalid Al-Jaber

24. Al Jazeera Network and the Transformations in the Global Communication Flow

Noureddine Miladi

25. The Saudi Press - The combined power of wealth and religion

Noha Mellor

26. Saudi broadcasting media – a tool for regional influence

Andrew Hammond

27. The Janus-faced new Media in Saudi Arabia

Deborah Wheeler

28. Mass Media Development In Somalia

Ismail Ahmed

29. Internet and Social Media Development in Somalia

Ismail Ahmed

30. Press in Sudan: Models, Regulatory Frameworks and Development

Mohamed Elamin Musa

31. Radio and Television Broadcasting in Sudan

Awad Ibrahim Awad

32. The Syrian Press and online media: a driver of Arabism

Noha Mellor

33. The "soft" power of Syrian broadcasting

Nour Halabi and Noha Mellor

34. Press in Tunisia: From French Colonisation to Post-Revolution Era

Mongi Mabrouki

35. Broadcasting in Tunisia from Independence to Post 2011 Revolution Era

Noureddine Miladi

36. Social Media Networks and the Democratic Transition in Tunisia: From Censorship to Freedom

Moez Ben Messaoud

37. Media in the UAE – creating a national voice

Najwa Said

38. Media in Yemen – narratives of polarization and fragmentation

Noha Mellor

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Noureddine Miladi is Professor of Media and Communication at Qatar University, Qatar. He is former head of department of mass communication and president of the Arab Media & Communication Network (AMCN). He is editor of JAMMR, first Arab refereed journal in Arab media and society.

Noha Mellor is Professor of Media at the University of Bedfordshire, UK, and Adjunct Professor of Middle Eastern Studies at Stockholm University, Sweden. She is the author of several books about Arab media and journalism.