Journal title MONDO CONTEMPORANEO
Author/s Mario Tedeschini Lalli
Publishing Year 2005 Issue 2005/2 Language Italian
Pages 11 P. File size 59 KB
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First came newspapers edited in Western countries, then satellite television: in the last decade the Middle East and the Arab world have witnessed a flowering of news media that transcend national boundaries. The Internet and the new digital age are pushing a step further the movement toward delocalization of media production and distribution. This represents an excellent opportunity for the development of the po-litical and cultural discourse in Arab countries. Here control over the flow of informa-tion is traditionally considered a matter of national security. The commercial and technical structure of the new media is already erasing the possibility of centralized control. The West should consider this development favourably and help it, even if it seems to go against their immediate political interests. Walls are bound to crumble anyway: should they go down with their last advocates.
Mario Tedeschini Lalli, Media senza confini: giurisdizione e libertà nel mondo arabo in "MONDO CONTEMPORANEO" 2/2005, pp , DOI: