State Media: A Public Service?

  • Fatima El-Issawi
Part of the The Palgrave Macmillan Series in International Political Communication book series (PIPC)


This chapter pays special attention to the thorny process of reforming state media, from a redundant and stale institution to a provider of quality public service information. The chapter dissects the handicaps that have obstructed state media reform: practices of self–censorship, interdependency with the political sphere, and the state media’s seemingly immutable identity as guardians of the regime.


News Agency Political Opponent State Broadcasting State Print Public Service Broadcasting 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fatima El-Issawi
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.University of EssexEssexUK
  2. 2.London School of EconomicsLondonUK

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