National Press Club

Influence of Arab Media

March 4, 2005

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Run time: 2 minutes

The second panel of conference on "The Power and Influence of Arab Media" addressed the question of "Is Arab Media a Force for Reform, the Status Quo, or Extremism?" The panel was moderated by Ambassador Edmund Hull, Diplomat in Residence at the Woodrow Wilson School. Among the topics they addressed were the size and reach of media markets, news and entertainment programming on cultural issues, and the impact of new technology and media messages on social and political structures in the region. Following their remarks they answered questions from the audience.