Middle East Media Guide launched

DUBAI - The first comprehensive guide to the regional media industry was launched yesterday as an essential tool for anybody working in, or with, the media across the Arab world.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Sun 15 Feb 2004, 12:23 PM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 11:52 AM

The 2004 edition of the Middle East Media Guide costs $27 (Dh100) and can be ordered through the Internet at www.middleeastmediaguide.com.

The 270-page book is divided into four sections dealing with the Press, Broadcasting, Cross Media and helpful contacts for journalists - and lists contact details and key personnel for newspapers, magazines, television channels, radio stations, news agencies and photo libraries in 12 countries, as well as providing an overview and analysis of the regional media industry.

Middle East Media Guide editor Ben Smalley explained: "Much of the media in the Middle East is pan-Arab, with a particular magazine just as likely to be on a newsstand in Beirut as Dubai, which is why we felt it necessary to produce a regional guide encompassing as many strands of this diverse industry as possible.

"For this year's edition we have focused on 12 countries - Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, United Arab Emirates and Yemen - as well as international publications relating to the Middle East."

Published by Sandstone, a Dubai Media City company, the book also includes listings for leading public relations agencies, advertising representatives, university media courses, and media research and monitoring agencies in the Cross Media chapter, with the final section containing essential contacts for journalists such as government ministries, the Arab League and AGCC, airlines, airports, chambers of commerce and industry, scientific research bodies and political, economic and social think tanks in all 12 countries.

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