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Sarah El-Richani

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pp. 1-18

Print Length

17 pages

1. Lebanon

A Faltering Mesh of Political and Commercial Interests

  • Sarah El-Richani (author)
Chapter of: Arab Media Systems(pp. 1–18)
The Lebanese media, much like Lebanon itself, are boisterous and colorful. The pluralism that characterizes Lebanese society is reflected in its Babelesque media. In addition to the gamut of voices represented, freedom of expression is generally respected, with the occasional transgressions. This chapter assesses the state of the Lebanese media from its inception to the present day, taking stock of the legal and political framework and the challenges encountered as well as the prospects for media in Lebanon.


Sarah El-Richani