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The Press in the Arab Middle East: A History

Ami Ayalon


Newspapers and journalism began in the Middle East in the nineteenth century and evolved during a period of accelerated change which shaped their unique political, social and cultural role. Drawing on a wealth of sources, this study for the first time explores the press as a Middle Eastern institution. It focuses on the circumstances that influenced the growth of the Arab press, its own impact on local historical developments, and the long-term effects that early patterns of its emergence have had on later evolution.

Keywords: press, Middle East, newspapers, journalism, Arab press, Middle East

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1995 Print ISBN-13: 9780195087802
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195087802.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ami Ayalon, author
Tel Aviv University