The domination of English literature and jounalism did not stop users of other languages from contributing to the diversity of global communication. Arabs are a good example of this. Taking advantage of wealth from oil export, they are making efforts to ahieve the popularity of Arabic literature worldwide. For example, on Oct 15th, Bloomsbury announced at the Frankfurt Book Fair that it will launch an Arabic Language publishing house in Qatar. Another multimedia centre is going to be stationed in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates' capital. The purpose of these centres are to train and develop Arabic talent in jounalism, publishing, or broadcasting, who can hopefully build to the success of Egypt's Alaa Al-Aswany and Afganistan-Born Khaled Hosseini; both of them have been international bestsellers. In fact, lots of western readers have interest in Arabic literature, and the recent promotions of Arabic literature are to fulfill "the desire of ordinary people in the west and in the arab world to engage with each other."
Full article can be found here www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/oct/16/middleeast-germany.