The Editors Weblog 07 February 2005
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Middle East: NYT Survey of Arab Media

Although the Iraqi elections may have been a success, The New York Times feels that the Bush administration still has to get through to the average Arab. The best way to do that; through the Arab media.

NYT provides a number of satellite television stations and Middle Eastern newspapers along with their owners and their political position. The article points out that television is more popular than newspapers and is much harder to censor as satellite television is ubiquitous and independent stations are popping up. Most papers are local with small circulations and limited advertising and are subject to strict government censorship, but can still be influential. To avoid any censorship problems, several pan-Arab newspapers publish from Europe.

Source: The New York Times

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