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Investigative Journalism in the Arab World

Issues and Challenges


Part of the Palgrave Studies in Communication for Social Change book series (PSCSC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Saba Bebawi
    Pages 1-17
  3. Saba Bebawi
    Pages 41-59
  4. Saba Bebawi
    Pages 60-101
  5. Saba Bebawi
    Pages 120-149
  6. Saba Bebawi
    Pages 150-166
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 167-175

About this book


This is the first book that looks into the state and role of investigate journalism in the Arab world. It explores the vital role the media could potentially play in informing and empowering society, to assist in opening up the communicative space in a region where this has previously been taboo.


investigative journalism investigative reporting Arab media Arab spring culture of journalism culture journalism media society

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of Technology SydneyAustralia

About the authors

Saba Bebawi has published on the role of media in democracy-building and media power. She has worked as a journalist for Radio Jordan English, CNN, World New Events (USA), and Dubai TV. She is co-editor of Social Media and the Politics of Reportage: The Arab Spring. Saba has held academic positions at Monash University and Swinburne University in Australia, and Zayed University in the UAE.

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