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Title: Challenges and opportunities : the impact of the Press Law (2008) on the role of journalism in the Kurdistan region post-2003
Author: Mawlood, Saman Jalal
ISNI:       0000 0004 2709 5476
Awarding Body: University of Bradford
Current Institution: University of Bradford
Date of Award: 2011
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This thesis examines the role of the media in the Kurdistan Region focusing on developments since the fall of Saddam Hussein's regime in 2003 in order to identify the challenges which have faced journalists there, and the construction of national identity and the potential opportunities which this sector presents for shaping public opinion and strengthening the nascent democracy in the region. After tracing the history of the Kurdish media against the broader backdrop of Iraq, using an interdisciplinary approach, this thesis analyses the strengths and weaknesses of the Kurdish media, with particular reference to regulation, examining the Press Law (2008). It concludes with a series of recommendations regarding the growth and development of new opportunities in the Kurdish media. In addition, it will present arguments to support the urgent need to develop a legal and regulatory framework which is fit-for-purpose for the media in this style democracy.
Supervisor: Roberts, Benjamin L. ; Robison, David J. Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: Journalism ; Kurdistan Region ; Press law ; Kurdish media ; Regulatory framework