New Media, New Politics? From Satellite Television to the Internet in the Arab World
On November 24, 1998, Jon Alterman presented the findings of his new Washington Institute Policy Paper, New Media, New Politics? From Satellite Television to the Internet in the Arab World, at the Institute's Special Policy Forum. Mr. Alterman directs Middle East activities in the U.S. Institute of Peace's Research and Studies Program and was a 1997–1998 Soref fellow at The Washington Institute. Ibrahim Karawan of the University of Utah provided commentary on the publication. The following is a rapporteur's summary of their remarks.