Other publications of that era include Filastin, Al-Carmel,
Al-Manar, etc. From 1930 onward, Cairo became the center of
print media and was developed by the British. Ruz-al-Yusuf
was published on the weekly basis. Al-Wafd and Al-Aharam were
issued on the local level.
The Egypt Revolution brought many changes in 1952 and an extraordinary
leader named Gamal Adb-al-Nasser focused on the advancement
of media. He felt that radio is a more important source of
news and information as compared to the printing press. Till
his death in 1970, news and radio media flourished, but the
television network was not started in Arab yet.
In 1975, the newspapers and radio prevailed to the Gulf from
Cairo. Later in 1980-90, Satellite Broadcasting took a start
in Arab. People began to use the fax machines and tapes. Arab
Newspapers, e.g. Asharq-al-Awsat, Al-Hayat, Al-Quds Al-Arabi,
Al-Wasat, etc. were moved to the European countries.
The electronic media got popularity rapidly and Al-Jazeera
TV was telecasted in 1996 by Faysal Qasem who pioneer and
provide his services for the BC earlier. Now Al-Jazeera TV
is under the control of Qatar and is liberal in expressions.
The incidents of 9-11 and Intifada were dealt by al-Jazeera
TV in the opposition of Western countries, so it is suspected
to be involved in favor of Al-Qaida.
Other than Al-Jazeera, there are many local, regional, national
and international Arab television channels at the present
time and the most famous ones are Greek Television “Antenna1”,
Italian TV “Mediaset”, Saudi Arab TV “Al
Atheer”, “Al Ekhbaria”, Qatar TV “Dukhan
TV”, Qatar Sports, Al Wakrah, Egypt TV “ERTU Ch1”,
Al Fagr”, Al Tanweer, etc . These television networks
have a huge traffic all over the world including Australia
According to a statistical report having a record of 2000-02
per 1000 people, there are 326 daily newspapers in Saudi Arabia,
326 radios, 0.3 cable TV subscribers and 80 home Satellite
Antennas. Another record shows that there was an estimated
circulation of 9000 papers of Al Wasat in Bahrain. The internet
has also a trend in Arab countries these days.