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United Arab Emirates

The Media

Provided the media do not criticize the ruling families and the government, they are relatively free. Abu Dhabi publishes two dailies, one in Arabic, Al Ittihad (Unity) and one in English, Emirates News, at a government-owned press. The Dubayy government publishes one Arabic daily, Al Bayan (The Official Report). In addition, the UAE has three other Arabic dailies and two English dailies.

The government-owned UAE Broadcasting Service airs radio programs mainly from Abu Dhabi, which also has a television station, and from Dubayy. Other amirates also have radio stations, and Sharjah airs a small amount of television time.

Data as of January 1993