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The Press in the Arab Middle East: a History
by A. Ayalon

Abstract:
Newspapers and journalism began in the Middle East in the nineteenth century and evolved during a period of accelerated change which shaped their unique political, social and cultural role. Drawing on a wealth of sources, this study for the first time explores the press as a Middle Eastern institution. It focuses on the circumstances that influences the growth of the Arab press, its own impact on local historical developments, and the long-term effects that early patterns of its emergence have had on later evolution.

Publication Type: Authored Book: 300 pages
Publisher: Oxford University Press (1995)
Location: New York, USA
Language: English
ISBN: 0195087801

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