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dc.contributor.advisor El Baradei, Laila El Sellami, Olfa Rashid 2015-02-04T06:55:28Z 2015-02-04T22:00:11Z Fall 2014 en_US 2015-02-04
dc.description.abstract This thesis examines media policies in the context of Tunisia’s democratic process. It describes and analyzes these policies and to what extent they answer the quest for freedom of expression. The relation between media policies and democratization shows the role of media policy change in enhancing the democratic process and its consolidation. While applying several theories, this study emphasizes the role of free press for a sustainable democracy. The significance of this study is to call attention towards the function and the responsibility of media freedom during the country’s transitional period to be a contributor to the consolidation of policy change. The UNESCO Media Development Indicators (MDI) are used as a model of assessment to the Tunisian media landscape post the revolution 2011. This thesis uses a qualitative research method. Data is collected through in-depth interviews and observation, and content analyses are then used to investigate media policies in Tunisia’s transition and provide a comprehensive understanding about the various challenges impeding the implementation of these policies. The analyses aim also at formulating clear recommendations for a better implementation of media policies. The interviews with media professionals document the perspectives of some media players in this transitional period. Among the main findings of the research are: liberalizing the media is unattainable without training journalists to overcome the entrenched inheritance of authoritarianism; a free media safeguarded by the constitution and enhanced by sound policies should be implemented and practiced in field so that to empower a real democratization. en_US
dc.format.extent 116 p. en_US
dc.format.medium theses en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Author retains all rights with regard to copyright. en
dc.subject Freedom en_US
dc.subject Tunisia en_US
dc.subject Arab Spring en_US
dc.subject Freedom of expression en_US
dc.subject Media Policies en_US
dc.subject Transition en_US
dc.subject Democratic process en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Thesis (M.A.)--American University in Cairo en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Democratization -- Tunisia.
dc.subject.lcsh Freedom of expression -- Tunisia.
dc.subject.lcsh Mass media -- Tunisia.
dc.subject.lcsh Tunisia -- Politics and government -- 21st century.
dc.subject.lcsh Arab Spring, 2010-
dc.subject.lcsh Egypt -- History -- Protests, 2011-
dc.title Media policies and the quest for freedom of expression in Tunisia's democratic process en_US
dc.type Text en_US
dc.subject.discipline Public Policy en_US
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dc.contributor.department American University in Cairo. Dept. of Public Policy and Administration en_US
dc.description.irb American University in Cairo Institutional Review Board approval has been obtained for this item. en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember Allam, Rasha
dc.contributor.committeeMember Barsoum, Ghada

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