State control of television news in 1990s Lebanon

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Since the official end of the war in 1990, Lebanese news media have been affected by several regulatory, political, and economic factors. This article analyzes state attempts to control television news and political programs in postwar Lebanon. Internal factors motivating control include media regulation and political struggles between the regime and its opponents, and between government branches. External factors include the strategic position of Lebanon's media in the Arab world, Lebanon's political and economic dependence on some Arab regimes, and the advent of pan-Arab satellite broadcasting. Direct and indirect forms of control are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)485-498
Number of pages14
JournalJournalism and Mass Communication Quaterly
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes

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  • Communication


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