Journalism Education in the Arab World

Journalism Education in the Arab World 1

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In Cairo, outside the Parliament building in 2006, Egyptian journalists demonstrate against limits on press freedoms.

A branch of Northwestern University's journalism school in Qatar. A graduate school of journalism in Amman founded by a Columbia alumna and partially financed by the European Union. A Michigan State program in media technology in Dubai and New York University journalism courses in Abu Dhabi.

Over the last several years, the number and quality of journalism and media programs in Arab countries have sharply increased. Eager Arab students—and also American degree seekers wanting to