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Wednesday 21 December 2022

Media and Politics: Which is Controlling Which?



The communication of political information is an important process in the political system, and the media play a decisive role in this activity. There is extensive debate in academia about the impact of media on politics, and also the influence politicians usually have on different media platforms to guide the masses toward certain directions and actions. Some theorists believe that the mass media facilitate democracy by allowing a wide variety of views to be expressed. Some believe that the media are antidemocratic because of their power to manipulate the way people think about politics at home and abroad and that the manipulation is usually exercised by people in power assuming that politicians are the hidden “institutions” behind media products. This article provides a review of recent debates in the field from both parties.

Ahlam Lamjahdi

Mohammed Premier University, Morocco

Cite as 
Lamjahdi, Ahlam. (2022). Media and Politics: Which is Controlling Which?. Arab Journal of International Law.


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