Here are the slides from my presentation at the recent Arab-US Association for Communication Educators conference in Atlanta. They detail my research for the Doha Centre for Media Freedom into the media laws of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries — Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. The broad conclusion is that the media laws in these countries don’t provide a suitable foundation for a robust, independent press. Take a look at the slides for more specifics. The Doha Centre will be releasing the report in English and Arabic in the near future.

Click here to watch my video presentation of the research.
Click here to see other research from the AUSACE conference.