The Internet in the Arab World: Egypt and Beyond

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Peter Lang, 2007 - Computers - 175 pages
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The Internet in the Arab World: Egypt and Beyond is the first book to offer a comprehensive and up-to-date guide to the status of the Internet and its uses and effects in Egypt and the Arab world. Tackling the issue in a systematic, scientific manner, this book also examines Islamic online communications, online censorship, and Internet use by the civic society as an alternative channel for its mostly oppressed voices. This book is a valuable addition to the libraries of students, scholars, and anyone interested in information technologies and the Arab world.
 

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Contents

Media Technologies in Egypt and the Arab World
1
A Brief History of the Internet
25
The Internet in Egypt
45
Islam and the Internet
61
Arab Governments
77
Is the Internet Good for You? Patterns of Internet
91
The Uses and Gratifications of the Internet among
119
The Uses and Gratifications of the Internet among
141
The Potential Effects of the Internet in Egypt
149
Notes
157
Index
171
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The Author: Rasha A. Abdulla is Assistant Professor of Journalism and Mass Communication at the American University in Cairo. Born and raised in Egypt, Abdulla has a Ph.D. in communication from the University of Miami (2003). She is the author of Al Internet fi Misr wal Alam Al Arabi (in Arabic), and has published several articles and book chapters in English on the Internet in the Arab world.

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