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Naomi Sakr

Naomi Sakr, a senior lecturer in the School of Media, Arts and Design at the University of Westminster, is the author of Satellite Realms: Transnational Television, Globalization and the Middle East (I B Tauris, 2001), editor of Women and Media in the Middle East (I B Tauris, 2004), and a contributor to recent books on media reform, international news, the regionalisation of transnational television, and governance in Gulf countries. Her principal research interest is media policy in the Arab Middle East.

The Regulation of Arab Satellite Broadcasting

Abstract  Direct broadcast by satellite (DBS) to and within the Arab world is regulated in various ways at the national and international levels. Regulatory regimes affecting reception, programming and ownership differ from state to state, while Arab-owned satellite channels operating from outside the region are also subject to the licensing …

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