In Voices of the New Arab Public... Marc Lynch does an excellent job of appraising the impact of this change.
(Philip Seib Dallas Morning News
Voices of the New Arab Public is a closely argued and highly provocative study.
(John R. Bradley Newsweek
No other has addressed the intersection between the media and the prospects for social change in such a meaningful way.
(Sally Bland Jordan Times
Lynch's authoritative and exciting book, rooted in local knowledge, urgently demands that we engage with this modern Arab world.
(Jean Seaton New Statesman
This study is lucidly written, and an excellent discussion of the true nature of the Arab media and opinion... Highly recommended.
Lynch offers a fascinating study of the history, present day, and future of new voices flourishing in the middle east.
(Michael J. Carson The Midwest Book Review
A highly scholarly study, extensively researched, well documented, and lucidly written, combining a wealth of data and keen analysis.
(Mahmud A. Faksh Perspectives on Politics
A wonderful read.
(Soek-Fang Sim Global Media and Communication
A must-read work for anyone interested in political communication, civil society, democratization or transformation process in Arab societies.
(Carola Richter Transnational Broadcasting Studies
Lynch has performed a methodological breakthrough.
(Jon W. Anderson Middle East Studies Journal
A great read for readers who want a Western scholar's insight on the trends of the new Arab public.
(Tal Azran, Melbourne University Meida International Australia
A worthwhile read for academics and policy makers alike.
(Joana Odencrantz Middle East Policy
An empirically rich and challenging statement about the political effects of the "new media."
(International Journal of Middle East Studies
Voices of the New Arab Public is an unusually compelling book that examines a crucial issue for the Arab world, Europe, and the United States. Marc Lynch's clear and persuasive arguments add vividness and immediacy to discussions of the role of Iraq in the emergence of an Arab public sphere. The events of September 2001 and those following the invasion of Iraq make an understanding of this issue particularly urgent.
(Dale F. Eickelman, Dartmouth College, coeditor of New Media in the Muslim World: The Emerging Public Sphere