Broadcasting regulation and civil society in postwar Lebanon

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Providing a regulatory framework for dozens of unlicensed wartime radio and television stations has been an arduous task for postwar Lebanese governments. Based on Lebanese media monitoring, a review of the Lebanese press, and interviews with media people in Lebanon, this study traces the development of broadcasting in prewar Lebanon, describes wartime changes, and discusses postwar broadcasting regulation in the country within the framework of civil society. Examining the factors that shaped regulation and the forces opposing it, this article calls for a more inclusive regulatory framework preserving national stability and media freedom.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)387-400
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes

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  • Communication


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