Middle East Research and Information Project: Critical Coverage of the Middle East Since 1971

Hisham Milhem is the Washington correspondent of the Beirut daily al-Safir. Born in Lebanon, Milhem has lived and worked in Washington since 1976. Joe Stork and Sally Ethelston spoke with him in Washington in September 1992.

What are the salient features of the power structure of the Arab media? Who controls it? Who sets the tone?

Any generalization is problematic. We’ve been involved in journalism in Lebanon-Syria and Egypt for more than a century. That is why the Lebanese, the Egyptians and the Palestinians have been predominant in the Arab press.

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How to cite this article:

Sally Ethelston, Joe Stork "Politics and Media in the Arab World," Middle East Report 180 (January/February 1993).
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