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An academic refereed journal, published by Intellect, UK Access latest issue:,id=148/



There have been unprecedented developments in Arab and Muslim media during the last ten years. The emergence of satellite TV, the internet and digital technology have dramatically changed the way audience receive information and interact with the media. The sudden success of Al-Jazeera channel and other Arab broadcasters have altered the way the Arab world narrates itself and reports news from the region to the rest of the world. A challenge to global media (like the BBC and CNN) emerged during the invasion of Iraq (2003) and its aftermath in what has been known as the battle to win Arabs and Muslims’ hearts and minds.


Since its launch in 2008, the Journal of Arab and Muslim Media Research (JAMMR) has been leading the debate about these emerging rapid changes in media and society in that part of the world. There is hardly any journal so far specialising in Arab and Muslim media research and its repercussion on culture and social change. Thus what distinguishes this new journal is its wider scope related to media, communication and culture in not only the ‘Middle East’, but the 22 countries of the Arab world in addition to the rest of the Muslim countries in Africa and Asia.

This journal is also interested in diasporic media like television, radio and the internet especially in Europe and the USA. We are interested to know who their audiences are, how influential those media outlets are, how they are consumed and what impact do they have on their audiences’ sense of identity and belonging.


The journal thus aims to:

–     Provide an international platform for academics, researchers and journalists to debate the growing role of media and communication in social change.

–     engage critically with the Western tradition and paradigm in media and communication analysis by providing parallel perspectives from the East.

–     offer inside views and analyses about broadcasting media, press and the internet in the Arab and Muslim countries, and discuss the cultural and political frameworks in which the media operate in that part of the world.

–     examine debates about globalisation and its impact on local cultures, by discussing case studies from Arab and Muslim countries. Also explore what forms of resistance are being undertaken.


Audience: The journal serves a large international community of academics, researchers, students, journalists, policy makers and other members of the public in the West as well as the Arab and Muslim countries.



In addition to academic refereed papers the journal includes:

–     Reports From_academic conferences and symposia organised both in the Arab and Muslim countries and in the West which are related to the topics of concern to the journal.

–     Book, film and internet reviews.

–     Interview section with broadcasters, scholars as well as policy makers to comment on certain aspects of the media and society in the region.



Noureddine Miladi

Senior Lecturer in Media & Sociology

University of Northampton

United Kingdom



Editorial Board

Marie Gillespie, Open University, UK

Rime Allaf, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House, London, UK Noha Mellor, University of East London, UK Gareth Stanton, Goldsmiths, University of London Bassyouni Hamada, Cairo University, Egypt Ahmed Ali Al-Mashaikhi, Sultan Kabus University, Oman Muhammad Ayish, University of Sharjah, UAE Mohammed Ibahrine, Al-Akhawayn University, Morocco Orayb Najjar, Northern Illinois University, Illinois Ibrahim Saleh, American University in Cairo, Egypt Mohammad Sahid Ullah, Chittagong University, Bangladesh Khaled Al-Hroub, Cambridge Arab Media Project, UK Hamed Quisay, Zayed University, Dubai, UAE


International Advisory Board:

Philip Seib, University of Southern California, USA Magi Al-Helwani Hussein, Cairo University, Egypt Marc Lynch, Williams College, Williamstown, MA Sulieman Salem Saleh, Cairo University, Doha, Qatar Christopher Tulloch, International University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain Steve Tatham, Former Royal Navy Spokesman, London, UK Mohammed Zayani, American University of Sharjah, UAE Magda Bagnied, American University in Cairo, Egypt Abdel Bari Atwan, Al-Quds Al Arabi, London, UK Nurbaiduri Ruslan, International Islamic University Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Richard Jackson, University of Manchester, UK Soek-Fang Sim, Macalester College, USA Douglas Boyd, University of Kentucky, USA Fatma Alloo, Tanzania Media Women’s Association (TAMWA) Naser Al-Manea, Safe Route PR, Leeds, UK Lena Jayussi, Centre for Media Training and Research, Zayed University in Dubai, UAE


Contributions are welcome regarding the following themes:

1-    Communication and development in the Arab region

2-    Media, politics and the construction of public opinion

3-    The impact of satellite TV on the perception of democracy

4-    Media and social change in the Arab and Muslim world

5-    Media coverage of the Arab/Israeli conflict

6-    Use of satellite TV and the internet by the Jihadi groups

7-    Media and women empowerment

8-    Diasporic media and diasporic audiences

9-    Global media and its impact on local cultures

10-   Arab media and the challenge to global news networks

11-   Blogging and the changing face of journalism practice

12-   Reality TV and the tabloidisation of Arab media

13-   Pan-Arab Satellite TV and the transnational public Sphere

14-   Media and subcultures in the Arab world



The journal welcomes contributions from around the world about the above mentioned areas of enquiry. Manuscripts to be considered for publication should be submitted electronically, preferably via e-mail, to the editor. Each manuscript should between 7000-8500 words in main text and 150 words in abstract. All submissions will be blind-refereed.

Please check the journal webpage for full details of the submission guidelines:


Dr Noureddine Miladi

Senior Lecturer in Media and Sociology

School of Social Sciences

University of Northampton

Park Campus, Boughton Green Road

Northampton NN2 7AL, UK