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The Lebanese Media

Anatomy of a System in Perpetual Crisis


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Sarah El-Richani
    Pages 1-4
  3. Sarah El-Richani
    Pages 69-171
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 199-228

About this book


This book presents an analysis of the current Lebanese media system. From a theoretical angle, it discusses the extent to which this system can be analyzed using the ideal types put forth by Hallin and Mancini in their seminal work Comparing Media Systems. Sarah El-Richani assesses the complex dimensions developed by the two scholars and utilizes their work as inspiration for a process of remodeling, amending the sub-indicators to identify salient factors and suggesting a new model. Featuring the views of over 60 stakeholders, this book gives a rare, critical, and concise account of the Lebanese media system.


Lebanon Arab media Media systems Hallin Mancini Conflict Small states Pluralism Polarization anatomy area communication crisis culture history media media studies Middle East social science

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Independent ScholarBerlinGermany

About the authors

Sarah El-Richani is a visiting fellow at the Centre for Lebanese Studies, St. Anthony’s College, University of Oxford, UK. She has authored studies for several media development organizations, including BBC Media Action and Article 19.

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