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Mass media in Saudi Arabia
Journalism & Communication
Pages 15 (3765 words)
The mass media in Saudi Arabia generally perform the same fundamental functions of media all over the world, but in different ways. The primary functions of media include conveying news and information of general interest;
Saudi Arabia achieves control of the media mainly through the Ministry of Information, which administers the national news agency and the broadcasting services, and is responsible for applying censorship regulations (Rampal, 1994). Simons (2006) states that the three main roles played by mass media are as mirror, witness, and transmitter. This refers to the necessity for media to reflect the news, events, and situations, to observe occurrences of social, political and other interest, and to convey the information, observations and analysis to the general public. ...
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