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Transnational Broadcasting Studies
In spite of its small size, Lebanon is a major player in transnational satellite television in the Arab world, so broadcasters and researchers alike are wondering about the implications of the return of Rafik al-Hariri to power. Hariri, appointed prime minister shortly before the publication of this issue of TBS, is not just a construction magnate as the news agencies like to describe him, but has emerged in the 1990s as a media baron as well. Hariri's Future Television has competed with the Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation International (LBCI) for the leading spot among lebanese transnational satellite broadcasters.
Kraidy, M. M. (2000). Transnational Television and Asymmetrical Interdependence in the Arab World: The Growing Influence of the Lebanese Satellite Broadcasters. Transnational Broadcasting Studies, 5 Retrieved from http://repository.upenn.edu/asc_papers/304
Date Posted: 01 May 2012