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Unformatted text preview: 1 What is global about Arab media? Tarik Sabry Global Global Media Media And Communication, vol. 1, no. And Communication, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 41 1, pp. 41-46, April 2005 46, April 2005 Globalization in Arab Media? Globalization in Arab Media? It is inconceivable and unwise to think of any Arab media as global when even the dominant oligopolistic media players from the first and second tiers, who enjoy a longer history and more established market structures, are not regarded as global: CNN, for example, has so often been labeled as a global news channel, even though its worldwide audience (cosmopolitan and mobile elite) does not exceed 1 percent. Globalization in Arab Media? Globalization in Arab Media? For any media to be considered global, they must be able to: transcend nation- state boundaries and language communities; use English, the language of globalization; attract a cross-section of international audiences that is not limited to the rich and influential. also be coupled with access to the resources and means of production necessary to compete at a global level. 2 Where Do Arab Media Stand In All This? Arab media are hampered by restrictive state policies and also a lack of acceptance of the new media by state authorities They are mostly nation-bound in terms of regulation, programming and power structures. for as long as most governments retained both a monopoly and direct editorial control over broadcasting stations based in the Arab world, the vast majority of television personnel effectively remained government employees Where Do Arab Media Stand In All This?...
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