The Al Jazeera Phenomenon

Author: Mohamed Zayani
Publisher: Paradigm Pub
ISBN: 9781594511264
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The Al Jazeera Phenomenon from the Author: Mohamed Zayani. Few phenomena in the Arab world are more controversial than Al Jazeera - the satellite television news channel that, despite its brief history, has made its impact known throughout the world and changed the face of a formerly parochial Arab media. This timely collection of articles, many by Arabic-speaking scholars, gives us more information and analysis of the network - and how it has affected the public and even the foreign policies of Western governments - than any other of the very few books published in English up to now. The book provides rare insights into Al Jazeera's politics, its agenda, its programs, its coverage of regional crises, and its treatment of the West. The authors attempt to gauge the station's impact on ordinary Arab viewers, understand its effect on an increasingly visible Arab public sphere, and map out the role it plays in regional Arab politics. The image of Al Jazeera that emerges from this book is much more complex than its depiction in American media. It reveals the powerful role that the network plays in shaping ideas and reconstructing Arab identities during a crucial juncture in Middle Eastern history and politics.

The New Arab Media

Author: Mahjoob Zweiri
Publisher: Apollo Books
ISBN: 9780863724176
Size: 45.19 MB
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The New Arab Media from the Author: Mahjoob Zweiri. Offers an introduction and analysis of some of the most important issues surrounding the media revolution in the Middle East, in particular examining the two Janus-like faces of the media in the Middle East: its role in reflecting developments within the region as well as its function in projecting the Arab world outside of the Middle East.

Voices Of The New Arab Public

Author: Marc Lynch
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231508816
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Voices Of The New Arab Public from the Author: Marc Lynch. Marc Lynch draws on interviews conducted in the Middle East and analyses of Arab satellite television programs, op-ed pages, and public opinion polls to examine the nature, evolution, and influence of the new Arab public sphere. According to Lynch, the days of monolithic Arab opinion are over, and the way in which Arab governments and the United States engage this newly confident and influential public sphere will profoundly shape the future of the Arab world. Lynch pays close attention to the revolution of the formation and expression of public opinion, presenting detailed discussions of Arab arguments about sanctions and the 2003 American and British invasion and occupation of Iraq. He also suggests how the United States can develop and improve its involvement with the Arab public sphere by entering it as it is instead of treating it as an enemy to be defeated or an object to be manipulated.

Arab Media Moguls

Author: Naomi Sakr
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 0857737473
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Arab Media Moguls from the Author: Naomi Sakr. People are on the move across the Arab world, organizing politically in new ways. The Arab media have also undergone a transformation and are still in a state of flux. It is therefore crucial to be able to discuss political initiatives in the region in the light of media developments. This authoritative book answers key questions about the connections between media and political change in the Arab world. Using research into, for example, practices of Internet users, journalists, demonstrators and producers of reality TV, it explores the interface between public interaction over the airwaves, at the polls and on the streets. A lively group of contributors explores such issues as whether young people are served well by new media, whether blogging is an influential political tool, whether satellite news helps or hinders diasporic communities politically, and much more. Engaging with debates at the heart of public affairs and popular culture in Arab countries, this book addresses everyone who seeks to grasp the media politics of this central, often misunderstood region.

Arab Media

Author: Noha Mellor
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745637361
Size: 35.56 MB
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Arab Media from the Author: Noha Mellor. This book provides a clear and authoritative introduction to the emerging Arab media industries in the context of globalization and its impacts, with a focus on publishing, press, broadcasting, cinema and new media. Through detailed discussions of the regulation and economics of these industries, the authors argue that the political, technological and cultural changes on the global media scene have resulted in the reorganization of the Arab media field. They provide striking examples of this through the particular effects on media policies, media technology and the content and genres developed for the new generation of media consumers. As part of the book's overview of the contemporary characteristics of Arab media, the authors outline the development of the role of modern Arab media from a tool of mobilizing the public to a tool of commercial and symbolic profit. Overall, the volume illustrates how the Arab region represents a unique case where the commercialization and liberalization of selected media industries has gone hand in hand with continuous state intervention and an increasing self censorship. Written for students without prior knowledge of the topic, Arab Media will be essential reading for all interested in the contemporary global media industries.

Arab Media

Author: Mamoun Fandy
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 1437904564
Size: 31.28 MB
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Arab Media from the Author: Mamoun Fandy. In March 2004, the U.S. Institute of Peace organized a six-month workshop series, as part of its Muslim World Initiative, to analyze the role of Arab media in shaping the information environment that encourages popular hostility in the region toward the West, particularly the U.S. The overarching objective of the series was to complement the many U.S. public diplomacy projects directed toward diffusing Muslim, particularly Arab, resentment toward the U.S. The series examined the primary media sources of information, perceptions, and opinions among Arab populations -- ostensibly the most hostile, perhaps the most misunderstood, and certainly the most oppressed populations in the Muslim world.

Contemporary Arab Broadcast Media

Author: El Mustapha Lahlali
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748688641
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Contemporary Arab Broadcast Media from the Author: El Mustapha Lahlali. A balanced introduction to the 3 major Arab media channels: Al-Jazeera, Al-Hurra and Al-ArabiaEl Mustapha Lahlali presents a detailed study of the three dominant Arab media channels and their role post-9/11. The Arab world is currently undergoing a radical media revolution, with the launch of numerous satellite and cable channels. The era of state-controlled media is coming to an end as privately-owned channels emerge.

The New Arab Public Sphere

Author: Muhammad I. Ayish
Publisher: Frank & Timme GmbH
ISBN: 3865961681
Size: 49.43 MB
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The New Arab Public Sphere from the Author: Muhammad I. Ayish. The introduction of satellite television and Web-based communications in traditional societies are often taken as manifestations of a new more democratic public sphere. In the book this Western intellectual tradition is taken to task for failing to grasp the real dynamics of an Arab public sphere that has yet to be realized. The author argues that we could not conceive of the Arab public sphere outside the boundaries of sustainable egalitarian and participatory political developments in Arabian societies.Ayish harnesses the notion of 'Islamocracy' or Islamic democracy to put forward a new public sphere perspective that draws on both Islamic moral values and contemporary political practices. According to the author, this synthesist approach holds a great promise both for inter-Arab World communications as well as for dialogue with other cultures based on mutual recognition and peaceful coexistence. Muhammad I. Ayish is Professor and Dean of the College of Communication at the University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates.He holds a Ph.D. in international communication (University of Minnesota, Twin-Cities). Ayish has published two books and over 50 articles in both Arabic and English on issues ranging from political communication to media convergence to war coverage to women representation.

The New Arab Journalist

Author: Lawrence Pintak
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 0857730088
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The New Arab Journalist from the Author: Lawrence Pintak. The Arab media is in the midst of a revolution that will inform questions of war and peace in the Middle East, political and societal reform, and relations between the West and the Arab World. Drawing on the first broad cross-border survey of Arab journalists, first-person interviews with scores of reporters and editors, and his three decades' experience reporting from the Middle East, Lawrence Pintak examines how Arab journalists see themselves and their mission at this critical time in the evolution of the Arab media. He explores how, in a diverse Arab media landscape expressing myriad opinions, journalists are still under siege as governments fight a rear-guard action to manage the message. This innovative book breaks through the stereotypes about Arab journalists to reveal the fascinating and complex reality - and what it means for the rest of us.

Arab Cultural Studies

Author: Tarik Sabry
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 0857730827
Size: 14.43 MB
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Arab Cultural Studies from the Author: Tarik Sabry. Arab Cultural Studies:Mapping the Field is the first attempt to explore ways of conceptualising and theorising the nascent field of Arab cultural studies. It reflects and engages in an interdisciplinary discussion on the different facets of Arab cultural studies, including gender, economy, epistemology, language, method, politics, literary and cultural criticism, institutionalization, popular culture, creativity and much more. The book presents a meta-narrative about how scholars have thus far thought and re-thought the field. It brings together prominent and emerging experts, writing from both Arab and Western academia, to engage with key complex, epistemic and methodological questions and to articulate in the meantime the new kinds of language and hermeneutics necessary for the appropriation of an historically conscious and coherent field of scientific enquiry into contemporary Arab media, culture and society.