National Broadcasting and State Policy in Arab Countries
Fig. 1. National Broadcasting and State Policy in Arab Countries. Courtesy of Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.

Palgrave Macmillan publishes a new book titled "National Broadcasting and State Policy in Arab Countries" edited by Tourya Guaaybess from the University of Clermont-Ferrand.

Publication Data

Guaaybess, Tourya (Ed.). National Broadcasting and State Policy in Arab Countries. Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. ISBN: 9780230367166.


National TV and government broadcasting policies in the Arab countries have been experiencing dramatic changes for more than a decade, but challenges remain. At a time when high hopes are raised by the revolutions in Arab countries, the present book is crucial. The real, sometimes overwhelming changes observed in the national broadcasting in many Arab countries are more likely the result of the progressive evolution of broadcasting than a sudden and brutal mutation. Senior scholars and authors of distinguished writings on medias in Arab countries provide here a state-of-the-art analysis of the situation of national television, and address the following central question: What do the Arab national broadcastings say today about public policy in this sector and about political opening? The contributors to this volume deal with the reforms of public broadcasting organizations, relationships between national, private and public actors in this sector, and finally the evolution, perspectives and issues of national broadcasting.

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors 
National Broadcasting and Policy in Arab Countries
Broadcasting Transitions in the United Arab Emirates
Television Reform in Saudi Arabia: Keeping the Monarchy in Control
The Other Face of Qatari TV Broadcasting
Reforming Egypt's Broadcasting in the Post 'January 25th' : The Challenges of Path Dependence
The Lebanese Broadcasting System: A Battle Between Political Parallelism, Commercialization and De-facto Liberalism
Syrian Television Drama: A National Industry in a Pan-Arab Mediascape 
'We Cannot Let it Loose': Geopolitics, Security and Reform in Jordanian Broadcasting
Liberalization of the Moroccan Broadcasting Sector: Breakthroughs and Limitations
Libyan Broadcasting Under al-Qadhafi: The Politics of Pseudo-Liberalization
Algerian Public Authorities in the Face of Transnational Media Competition: Between status quo and Deregulation
Towards a Supranational Analysis of Arab Media : The Role of Cities

About the Author

Tourya Guaaybess is Assistant Professor at the University of Clermont-Ferrand and Researcher at the Laboratory of Communication and Politics at CNRS, Paris, France.

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