Media and Modernity in the United Arab Emirates: Searching for the Beat of a Different Drummer

  title={Media and Modernity in the United Arab Emirates: Searching for the Beat of a Different Drummer},
  author={Timothy N. Walters and Jack A. Barwind},
  journal={Free Speech Yearbook},
  pages={151 - 163}
As H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Rashid Bin Al Maktoum manned a booth at Comdex 2000 in Las Vegas designed to attract techies and their businesses to Dubai Internet City, one glib observer noted that the royal was trying to ‘‘pull a Bugsy Siegel in the middle of the Dubai desert’’ building a technological city instead of casinos (Gartner 2000). The stakes might be higher for the United Arab Emirates than they were for Bugsy. Roughly the size of Maine, the UAE has undergone a profound transformation from… 
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