Al-Fanar Media: Oral History, Which Records Once-Silenced Voices, Gains Ground in the Arab World

Al-Fanar Media: Oral History, Which Records Once-Silenced Voices, Gains Ground in the Arab World. “In the Arab world, where official histories often reflect political viewpoints, oral history has taken on an increasingly important role, scholars say. Rosemary Sayigh, a retired faculty member at the American University of Beirut who has used oral history to record the stories of dispossessed Palestinians, says oral history has particular value in recording the status and experiences of women, agricultural and industrial workers, linguistic minorities, colonized societies, immigrants, refugees, and gypsies.”