The Press in the Arab Middle East: A History

Ami Ayalon*

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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.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages314
ISBN (Electronic)9780199854516
ISBN (Print)0195087801, 9780195087802
StatePublished - 3 Oct 1995


  • Arab press
  • Journalism
  • Middle East
  • Newspapers
  • Press


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