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Women and Media in the Middle East: Power Through Self-expression

Women and Media in the Middle East: Power Through Self-expression

Edited by: Naomi Sakr

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Is today's changing media landscape in the Middle East empowering women? This is the first book to address the dynamics of media ecology and women's advancement in the contemporary Middle East. The book spans both the region and media forms, from Iran's women's press, via Maghrebi women filmmakers and Egyptian political films, Palestinian TV and Hezbollah's TV station, Al-Manar. It takes as its starting point the diverse experiencees and multi-layered identities of women and treats media institutions and practices as part of wider power relations in society. By analysing media production, consumption and texts, it reveals where and how gender boundaries have been erected or crossed.

Author Info

Naomi Sakr is a Research Associate of the Communication and Media Research Institute at the University of Westminster and a consultant in media and the Middle East. She is the author of Satellite Realms: Transnational Television, Globalization and the Middle East (I.B.Tauris), winner of the British Society for Middle East Studies Prize 2003.


AS SEEN ON AL-JAZEERA'S 'AL-KITAB' The Middle East in London Magazine: "admirable and timely study" "a telling commentary on the forces at work behind each successful media enterprise" The Middle East Magazine: "Rich and illuminating"

Bibliographic Info

Imprint: I.B.Tauris
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd.
Series: Library of Modern Middle East Studies

ISBN: 9781850435457
Publication Date: 23 Sep 2004
Number of Pages: 256
Height: 216
Width: 134
Illustrations: Illustrations

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