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The course will survey the development of printed and electronic media in the Arab world since the advent of the 19th century to the present day, emphasizing the most important landmarks. The course will survey Western media in the Arabic language as well and its role in shaping public opinion in the Arab world. Part of the course will be devoted to analyzing digital media (satellite TV stations as well as the Internet developed in the 90s). A large part will be devoted to analyzing social media (Blogs, Facebook, Twitter ...) that played an important role in the ArabThe course will survey the development of printed and electronic media in the Arab world since the advent of the 19th century to the present day, emphasizing the most important landmarks. The course will survey Western media in the Arabic language as well and its role in shaping public opinion in the Arab world. Part of the course will be devoted to analyzing digital media (satellite TV stations as well as the Internet developed in the 90s). A large part will be devoted to analyzing social media (Blogs, Facebook, Twitter ...) that played an important role in the ArabSpring. The course will also deal with Palestinian media in the Palestinian Authority as well as Palestinian media in Israel. In addition, the course will focus on analyzing the meaning of Collective Memory in general and in the Arab newspapers, more specifically. It will also deal with two important narratives within Arab – Israeli-Jewish society: the Nakba and the Holocaust.

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