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ERIC Number: ED085803
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 377
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An Historical and Descriptive Analysis of the Evolution and Development of Saudi Arabian Television: 1963-1972.
Boyd, Douglas Arrington
Because of opposition from traditional religious leadership, Saudi Arabia started its national television system years later than most other major Middle East nations. The system was built under the supervision of the United States government, with funds provided by the Saudi Arabian government. Equipment was installed and is maintained by American companies, but the programing is controlled by the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Information. A study of the programing demonstrates that some effort has been made to use television for educational purposes, but more could be done to promote educational programing, especially in the area of literacy. The Ministry of Education has begun a pilot project using television for instructional purposes in schools in Riyadhi, the capital. However, the nation might have a television system that would better serve its national needs if officials were to implement recommended improvements in the areas of programing, administration, and technical facilities. (RN)
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Identifiers - Location: Saudi Arabia