Arab National Media and Political Change

“Recording the Transition”

  • Fatima El-Issawi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Fatima El-Issawi
    Pages 1-11
  3. Fatima El-Issawi
    Pages 99-128
  4. Fatima El-Issawi
    Pages 153-179
  5. Fatima El-Issawi
    Pages 181-189
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 191-202

About this book


This book examines the evolution of national Arab media and its interplay with political change, particularly in emerging democracies in the context of the Arab uprisings. Investigated from a journalistic perspective, this research addresses the role played by traditional national media in consolidating emerging democracies or in exacerbating their fragility within new political contexts. Also analyzed are the ways journalists report about politics and transformations of these media industries, drawing on the international experiences of media in transitional societies. This study builds on a field investigation led by the author and conducted within the project “Arab Revolutions: Media Revolutions,” covering Libya, Tunisia, and Egypt.  


Media practices Arab media National media Political transitions Democratization Cyber activism Arab spring Egyptian Revolution Tunisian Revolution Libyan Crisis democratization evolution journalism journalists mass media political communication politics public opinion research revolution

Authors and affiliations

  • Fatima El-Issawi
    • 1
  1. 1.London School of Economics LondonUnited Kingdom

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