“At a time of mass migration from the Arab Mediterranean to Europe, as in 2015, there is an urgent need for more audiovisual content that overcomes language barriers to put children from cultures north and south of the Mediterranean in touch with what they have in common.” This article considers the possibilities and challenges of sharing children’s content across borders with a focus on European and Mediterranean collaboration.
Content can be accessed at http://www.iemed.org/dossiers/dossiers-iemed/mon-arab-i-mediterrani/aula-mediterrania-2015-2016/23-sakr.pdf
Naomi Sakr is Professor of Media Policy at the University of Westminster. She is co-author (with Jeanette Steemers) of Screen Media for Arab and European Children: Policy and Production Encounters in the Multiplatform Era (2019) and sole author of Transformations in Egyptian Journalism (2013), Arab Television Today (2007) and Satellite Realms: Transnational Television, Globalization and the Middle East (2001). She has has edited two collections, Women and Media in the Middle East: Power through Self-Expression (2004) and Arab Media and Political Renewal: Community, Legitimacy and Public Life (2007), and co-edited two others, Arab Media Moguls (2015) and Children’s TV and Digital Media in the Arab World: Childhood, Screen Culture and Education (2017).