By Fatima El-Issawi

This e-book examines the evolution of nationwide Arab media and its interaction with political switch, really in rising democracies within the context of the Arab uprisings. Investigated from a journalistic point of view, this study addresses the position performed through conventional nationwide media in consolidating rising democracies or in exacerbating their fragility inside new political contexts. additionally analyzed are the methods reporters document approximately politics and ameliorations of those media industries, drawing at the overseas studies of media in transitional societies. This research builds on a box research led via the writer and performed in the venture “Arab Revolutions: Media Revolutions,” protecting Libya, Tunisia, and Egypt.

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In Tripoli, al-Assima TV Channel was stormed, forcing it to stop operations; al-Dawliya TV Channel suffered the same fate. Both stations adopt a liberal editorial line openly allied with anti-Islamic factions. 119 CONCLUSIONS Examples drawn from transitional experiences of media reform confirm the difficulty and unpredictability of opening up media systems. The emerging media systems are by nature “a complex juxtaposition of the old and the new, a compromise between an ideal vision and what is possible in a given situation, a unique conjunction between the trajectory of the past and the immediate constraints of the transition itself”,120 as rightly noted by Professor of Communications and Democracy Katrin Voltmer.

Ibid. 65. p=108525&lang=en. REGULATORY MEDIA REFORM: THE LEGACY OF THE PAST AND BURDENS... 43 66. html. 67. html. 68. Egypt declared a three-month state of emergency in October 2014 in the north and centre of the Sinai peninsula after a suicide car bombing killed 30 Egyptian soldiers. 69. org/report/freedom-press/ 2011/egypt. 70. pdf. 71. ,” POLIS, London School of Economics and Political Science, 2014. 72. Ibid. 73. Amira Abdel Fattah, “Press Freedom in Egypt”. 74. The syndicate limits its membership to journalists who have a large breadth of published works and experience, thus putting young journalists at a disadvantage.

Tripoli newspapers are no longer published in paper form due to a strike in July 2014 by staff of the printing houses. 114 State television and radio stations are controlled and sometimes directly managed by factions and armed militias (see Chapter 5 on state media). New channels launched in the capital, such as the February Channel, Libya Panorama, Zintan Channel, Tribes Channel, and Libya 24 Channel, offer no clear information regarding their 36 F. 115 Most private TV channels that are still broadcasting suffer from continuous reshuffling and shifts in their staff, many of whom are forced to resign for fear of retaliation.

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