The Middle East

Khiabany, Gholam. 2016. The Middle East. In: Benjamin Birkinbine; Gomez Rodrigi and Janet Wasko, eds. Global Media Giants. New York: Routledge. ISBN 9781138927711 [Book Section]

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The explosion of Arab media into the scene has been heralded as the clearest indication of forces of globalization, renewed faith in the role of media in social change, and prospect of democratization. Yet the rapid process of internationalization from the very start contained a number of significant paradoxes. Media systems in general, and the television industry in particular provide one important and visible example of the attempt to subordinate national economies to the powers of international and domestic capital. This chapter examines some of the regional media giants that are explicitly linked to the growth of Gulf capital and highlights how capitalist development in the region, including development of media, is politically determined in a number of ways.

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Media, Communications and Cultural Studies
Media, Communications and Cultural Studies > Goldsmiths Leverhulme Media Research Centre



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13 Jun 2016 07:28

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29 Apr 2020 16:18


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