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Title Arab media : globalization and emerging media industries / by Noha Mellor ... [and others]
Published Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA : Polity, 2011


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 MELB  302.2309174927 Mel/Amg  AVAILABLE
Description ix, 206 pages : map ; 24 cm
Contents Arab media : an overview of recent trends -- Arabic books -- Arab press -- Radio broadcasting in the Arab World -- Television broadcasting in the Arab World : political democratization and cultural revivalism -- Arab cinema -- Arab Internet : schizophrenic trilogy -- When global meets local
Summary 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 have gone hand in hand with continuous state intervention and an increasing self-censorship. --Book Jacket
This book provides a clear and authoritative introduction to the emerging Arab media industries in the context of globalization and its impacts, with a focus on publishing, press, broadcasting, cinema, and new media. Through detailed discussions of the regulation and economics of these industries, the authors argue that the political, technological, and cultural changes on the global media scene have resulted in the reorganization of the Arab media field. They provide striking examples of this through the particular effects on media policies, media technology and the content and genres developed for the new generation of media consumers. --
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 174-194) and index
Subject Globalization -- Arab countries.
Journalism -- Economic aspects -- Arab countries.
Journalism -- Government policy -- Arab countries.
Journalism -- Arab countries.
Mass media policy -- Arab countries.
Mass media and globalization -- Arab countries.
Mass media -- Economic aspects -- Arab countries.
Mass media -- Arab countries.
Author Mellor, Noha, 1969-
LC no. 2011283128
ISBN 0745645348 (hbk.)
0745645356 (paperback)
9780745645346 (hbk.)
9780745645353 (paperback)