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People look at books at the fifth Riyadh International Book Fair 2 March 2010. (Reuters/Fahad Shadeed)


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An Iranian clergyman speaks to a woman at his stall in Tehran’s 26th International Book Fair, at the Imam Khomeini grand mosque, in Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, May 1, 2013.(AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)


Debate: The Arab world is facing a publishing crisis

Debate: The Arab world is facing a publishing crisis

There can be no doubt that publishers in the Arab world are facing an acute crisis. The market has completely shut down, particularly in view of the consequences of the Arab Spring. This also includes the situation in Syria—and it is worth mentioning that the Syrian...