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1. Middle East and North Africa

Jewish journalism in the Middle East and North Africa began in 1842 with the Ladino weekly La Buena Esperansa in Izmir (Smyrna). Between then and the end of the twentieth century, over eight hundred Jewish newspapers and periodicals were published in the region, many quite short-lived. Published by and about Sephardim and Mizraḥim, they appeared in regional, Jewish, and European languages, in a variety of form…

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Olga Borovaya, Jaleh Pirnazar and Rachel Simon, “Journalism”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 21 November 2018 <>
First published online: 2010
First print edition: ISBN: 978900417678, 3141

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