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Al-Jazeera : how Arab TV news challenged the world

Author: Hugh Miles
Publisher: London : Abacus, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"With more than fifty million viewers, Al-Jazeera is one of the most widely watched news channels in the world. And it's one of the most controversial. Set up by the maverick Emir of Qatar, Al-Jazeera ('the Island' in Arabic) quickly became a household name in the West after September 11, by delivering some of the biggest scoops in television history, including airing a taped speech from Osama bin Laden. Lambasted  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hugh Miles
ISBN: 0349118078 9780349118079
OCLC Number: 56639838
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 438 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. A seed planted in the desert --
Ch. 2. Making a splash in the Arab world --
Ch. 3. The second intifada --
Ch. 4. September 11 --
Ch. 5. Afghanistan --
Ch. 6. Media war --
Ch. 7. Countdown to war --
Ch. 8. Iraq --
Ch. 9. Aftermath --
Ch. 10. Free speech and the domino effect --
Ch. 11. Watching from the west.
Responsibility: Hugh Miles.

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Al Jazeera, (the island in Arabic), is a fast growing international phenomenom as a TV channel but now journalist Hugh Miles uncovers the true story behind one of the Arab's world most influential  Read more...

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'The first British book about the Arabic world's CNN is as exhaustive and as authorative as you'd expect from a former TIMES Journalist of the Year.' ARENA 'You come away from AL-JAZEERA not merely Read more...

 
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