Arab National Media and Political Change
A Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa and LSE Middle East Centre Event
Date: Thursday 9 February 2017
Venue: Vera Anstey Room, Old Building, LSE
Speaker: Dr Fatima el Issawi
Chair: Dr Katerina Delacoura
Discussant: Dr Claire Spencer
Dr el Issawi will discuss the findings of her new book “Arab National Media and Political Change”. The book examines the evolution of national Arab media and its interplay with political change, in the context of the Arab uprisings.
Based on empirical research, the book dissects dynamics of change and challenges in newsrooms practices and journalists’ roles and identities, in a fluid and unpredictable environment of the uprisings and ensuing political and security upheavals.
Investigated from a journalistic perspective, this research addresses the role played by traditional national media in consolidating emerging democracies or in exacerbating their fragility within new political contexts.
Dr Fatima el-Issawi (@elIssawi) is a Assistant Professorial Research Fellow at the LSE Middle East Centre.
Dr Katerina Delacoura is Lecturer in International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Dr Claire Spencer is a Senior Research Fellow at Chatham House.
Based at LSE, the Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa promotes independent academic research and teaching; open and issue-oriented debate; and evidence-based policy making.
The LSE Middle East Centre builds on LSE's long engagement with the Middle East and North Africa and provides a central hub for the wide range of research on the region carried out at LSE.
This event is free and open to all, but pre-registration required via Eventbrite. Contact the Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries.