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‘Media’ (Arabic wasāʾil al-ʾiʿlām, pl. of wasīlat al-ʾiʿlām) is a term for vehicles for the widespread communication to and entertainment of an audience, including printed and electronic means. It is widely agreed that the media are not neutral impassive agencies that transmit news and views, but are themselves influential selectors, shapers, manufacturers, and even, on…

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Ragia M. Effat, “Media”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 10 August 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_COM_vol3_0210>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831

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