The New Arab Journalist: Mission and Identity in a Time of Turmoil

The New Arab Journalist: Mission and Identity in a Time of Turmoil

Praise for The New Arab Journalist: Mission and Identity in a Time of Turmoil

‘Lawrence Pintak remains the foremost chronicler of the interaction between the Arab and Western media worlds.’
Rami Khouri, American University of Beirut and Editor-at-Large, The Daily Star (Beirut)

‘This book is a unique contribution and a must read for anyone interested in media and in Arab politics.’
Amb. William A. Rugh, author of Arab Mass Media

The real story in The New Arab Journalist is its serious attempt to grapple with one of the main stories of the age for Arabs and non-Arabs alike: the intractable overlap between Arab satellite TV as a new phenomenon and Arabness, as an ancient and diverse identity.’
Abderrahim Foukara, Washington bureau chief, Al-Jazeera

‘Finally, Arab journalists are given a chance to voice their views about their profession and their societal roles.’
Philip Seib, Director, Center on Public Diplomacy, University of Southern California

“[Pintak] has been himself a direct witness to the revival of the Arab media and his knowledge of the region shines through this study of the Arab media and politics.”                                                                                                            Arab News

“Stimulating.”                                                                                                       Saudi Gazette


  1. In view of the difficulties faced by the journalists in the performance of their work, and their search for the right and exact information and in the absence of the appropriate, professional and intellectual environment of journalism as well as the difficulty of contacting the information sources, those working in the press and media area could hardly find another way than the web-sites and the local and international news agencies to be able to write their articles and news stories. The journalism in the Arab world is still relatively retarded if compared to the Western countries in terms of the means and tools that are available to the media and the provision of the success factors for those who work in this area. It seems clear that the Arab journalists and reporters want to contribute to make every step that may improve the job of the media professionals in our Arab countries and would make the journalism easier; we can only strive for the success of this idea and this service that the Arab media seems to be in dire need of. The basic service provided by our website is primarily connecting the journalists from all the Arabic countries with each other as well as with researchers, scholars and specialists in all areas, in addition to the businessmen all over the world and the major global companies.

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