The Craft of the Arab Journalist
This chapter discusses what a journalist craft is. Journalists are not required to undergo a prescribed course of study, acquire particular skills, past tests, or become certified in order to practice their craft. The evolution of journalism in the Arab countries is a broad subject. Arab journalists faced the challenge of defining their vocation and establishing respectability in a milieu that tended to regard them with suspicion. Journalism as a profession was assimilated by Middle Eastern society slowly. It is a valuable device for dealing with the formidable challenges of modernity. The careers of the overwhelming majority of nameless Arab journalists remain obscure. What emerges clearly from Istanbuli's biography is the harsh reality they all faced in the markedly inhospitable Middle Eastern environment.
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