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As part of the book's overview of the contemporary characteristics of Arab media, the authors outline the development of the role of modern Arab media from a tool of mobilizing the public to a tool of commercial and symbolic profit. Overall, the volume illustrates how the Arab region represents a unique case where the commercialization and liberalization of selected media industries has gone hand in hand with continuous state intervention and an increasing self censorship.
Written for students without prior knowledge of the topic, Arab Media will be essential reading for all interested in the contemporary global media industries.
Chapter One - Arab media: an overview of recent trends.
Chapter Two - Arabic books.
Chapter Three - Arab Press.
Chapter Four - Radio Broadcasting in the Arab World.
Chapter Five - Television Broadcasting in the Arab World.
Chapter Six - Arab cinema.
Chapter Seven - Arab Internet: Schizophrenic Trilogy.
Chapter Eight - When Global Meets Local.