Handbook on International Standards and Media Law in the Arab World

This Handbook aims to provide reformers in the region with information about key international standards regarding different areas of media law, along with a description of the main trends within the region in relation to that issue. It covers all of the main media law issues, including media diversity, the need for bodies which regulate the media to be independent of political and commercial interference, regulatory standards in different media sectors – including journalists, the print and broadcast media and public broadcasting – the right to information, and criminal and civil restrictions on what may be published or broadcast.