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London Middle East Institute

The London Middle East Institute (LMEI) draws upon the resources of London and SOAS to provide teaching, training, research, publication, consultancy, outreach and other services related to the Middle East. It serves as a neutral forum for the consideration of issues concerning that region and helps to create links between individuals and institutions with academic, commercial, diplomatic, media or other specialisations. With its own professional staff of Middle East experts, the LMEI is further strengthened by its academic membership - the largest concentration of Middle Eastern expertise in any institution in Europe.

Find out more about the LMEI at http://www.lmei.soas.ac.uk/

The introduction and first session of the Arab Media Today conference held at SOAS on March 16th 2009.

The second session on Arab Media, focusing on Old and New Media.

Session 2: Old and New Media
Chair: Naomi Sakr, Arab Media Centre, University of Westminster

The Emergence of Arabic New Media
Anas Tawileh, Meedan

Arab Publishing and ‘Marketing Myopia’
Faisal Abbas, Asharq al-Awsat

Pan-Arab Television: the Second Generation
Khaled Elshami, Alhiwar TV

The Arab Press in the Internet Age
Maher Othman, al-Quds.com

Going Multi-Platform: the case of BBC Arabic
Hosam El Sokkari, BBC Arabic

The final session of the Arab Media conference held at SOAS

Session 3: The Arab Blogosphere

Chair: Marc Lynch, George Washington University
Arab Political Blogging
Marc Lynch

Egypt
Wael Abbas

Jordan
Naseem Tarawneh

Tunisia
Olfa Jami

Bahrain
Ali Abdulemam

Lebanon
Maha Taki

Syria
Anas Tawileh