The Palgrave Macmillan Series in International Political Communication

Arab National Media and Political Change

“Recording the Transition”

Authors: El-Issawi, Fatima

  • Investigates the link between media and democratization in the MENA region
  • Examines regulatory reform and journalistic professionalism in Arab media
  • Provides in-depth empirical analysis on the transformations in media practices and values in the new political landscape
  • Casts new light on citizen journalism and cyber activism during political transitions and regime changes
  • Provides assessments and recommendations for the transitional media industry
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This book examines the evolution of national Arab media and its interplay with political change, particularly in emerging democracies in the context of the Arab uprisings. Investigated from a journalistic perspective, this research addresses the role played by traditional national media in consolidating emerging democracies or in exacerbating their fragility within new political contexts. Also analyzed are the ways journalists report about politics and transformations of these media industries, drawing on the international experiences of media in transitional societies. This study builds on a field investigation led by the author and conducted within the project “Arab Revolutions: Media Revolutions,” covering Libya, Tunisia, and Egypt.

About the authors

• Fatima El-Issawi is Senior Lecturer in Journalism at the University of Essex and Assistant Professorial Research Fellow at the Middle East Centre of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). She has been leading research projects on Arab media under transition in the context of the Arab Spring. She currently leads the research project “Arab National Media and Politics: Democracy Revisited” based at the Middle East Centre. Her research focuses on the media industry in the Middle East and North Africa as it intersects journalism, public communication, policy, and academia. She has over fifteen years of experience as correspondent in conflict zones in the MENA region for international media.  


Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    El-Issawi, Fatima

    Pages 1-11

  • Regulatory Media Reform: The Legacy of the Past and Burdens in the Present

    El-Issawi, Fatima

    Pages 13-46

  • Watchdogs and Patriots: How Arab Journalists Define Professionalism in Daily Practice

    El-Issawi, Fatima

    Pages 47-69

  • The Media Elite: Moderators or Preachers of the Public Opinion?

    El-Issawi, Fatima

    Pages 71-97

  • State Media: A Public Service?

    El-Issawi, Fatima

    Pages 99-128

Buy this book

eBook £51.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-70915-1
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £65.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-53215-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Arab National Media and Political Change
Book Subtitle
“Recording the Transition”
Authors
Series Title
The Palgrave Macmillan Series in International Political Communication
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-70915-1
DOI
10.1057/978-1-349-70915-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-53215-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 202
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