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Anatomy of the Lebanese Media

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Abstract

This chapter delves into the Lebanese media system, focusing primarily on the print and audiovisual media. To assess the Lebanese media, El-Richani critically applies the Hallin and Mancini dimensions of state intervention, political parallelism, professionalization and media market. Additional factors and subdimensions relevant to the Lebanese case such as the rule of law and the role of non-state actors are also highlighted. This chapter, which probes the interplay between the political system, the market and the media, draws on more than 60 interviews conducted with media operatives, political parties, civil society members and state representatives.

Keywords

Hallin and Mancini Political parallelism Media market Professionalization State role Lebanon Rule of law Non-state actors Lebanese media 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Visiting Fellow, Centre for Lebanese Studies Academic Visitor Middle East CentreSt. Antony’s College, University of OxfordOxfordUK

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