IJSSH 2015 Vol.5(4): 330-337 ISSN: 2010-3646
DOI: 10.7763/IJSSH.2015.V5.475

Youth Related Issues in the Saudi Press Coinciding with the “Arab Spring”: A 2-Month Monitoring and Analysis of Press Coverage

Nizar H. Al Salih and Kadhem A. Al Ghoul
Abstract—This study aimed at monitoring and analyzing the press coverage of Saudi youth-related issues in all Saudi daily papers in Arabic. It was conducted following the victory of the revolutions in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and Yemen while in Syria it is still ongoing. In the study (4514) issues were analyzed and classified into (9) main issues during (59) days. The scope of this study is the monitoring of the 12 Arabic Saudi daily papers issued during the period from 02/06/2011 to 30/07/2011. The study findings indicated that the press coverage percentage of: Education issues was (22.40%), Employment (17.08%), Security and Political issues (15.00%). Whereas the Citizenship issues (5.49%), and the Information and Culture issues was (4.70%). All findings and recommendations of the study included.

Index Terms—Arab spring, press coverage, Saudi youth related issues, themes.

The authors are with the National Center for Youth Studies, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia (e-mail: welcomey4@hotmail.com, kadhem_1977@yahoo.com).

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Cite: Nizar H. Al Salih and Kadhem A. Al Ghoul, " Youth Related Issues in the Saudi Press Coinciding with the “Arab Spring”: A 2-Month Monitoring and Analysis of Press Coverage," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 5, no. 4, pp. 330-337, 2015.

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