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Journalism as a Beacon for Democracy

Noha Mellor

in Modern Arab Journalism

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print November 2007 | ISBN: 9780748634101
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748671328 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634101.003.0004
Journalism as a Beacon for Democracy

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This chapter discusses this normative model of the public sphere and whether it is plausible to apply it to the Arab case. It discusses a recent attempt to apply this model to the Arab context and aims to provide a new definition of the criteria needed for a sound Arab public debate, locally and regionally, i.e. a functioning civil society.

Keywords: Public sphere; media; pan-Arab identity; language of the news

Chapter.  9703 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Media Studies

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