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Contemporary Arab Broadcast Media$
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El Mustapha Lahlali

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780748639090

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639090.001.0001

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(p.155) Conclusion
Contemporary Arab Broadcast Media

El Mustapha Lahlali

Edinburgh University Press

The book has shed light on the development and diversity of the Arab media. The historical background has aimed to acquaint the reader with the nature and type of development the Arab media has undergone. The main factors that have impeded the early stages of development of the Arab media have also been examined. An insight into the past history of the Arab media has helped us to understand current Arab media broadcasting. The global and regional competition could be said to have contributed to the emergence of a new Arab media landscape. The transnational media have broken all taboos and crossed all red lines. In a summary, the new transnational media has introduced the Arab public to a new media culture: a culture of accountability, responsibility and respect of other opinions. Such achievements are very modest, however, when compared with the major achievements of the Western media.

Keywords:   Arab media, transnational media, accountability, responsibility, global and regional competition

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