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The Al Jazeera phenomenon : critical perspectives on new Arab media

Author: Mohamed Zayani
Publisher: London : Pluto Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Edited by Mohamed Zayani, this collection of essays provides an insight into, and critical analysis of, a media phenomenon that persists in defying understanding. The book sheds light on various aspects of the network, including its politics, coverage of regional crises, and its treatment of the West.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Al Jazeera phenomenon.
London : Pluto Press, 2005
(OCoLC)60615122
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mohamed Zayani
ISBN: 9781435662452 1435662458 1281750654 9781281750655 9781849644754 1849644756
OCLC Number: 244566483
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 223 pages)
Contents: Acknowledgements About the Contributors Part I. Introduction1. Al Jazeera and the Vicissitudes of the New Arab Mediascape by Mohamed ZayaniPart II. Al Jazeera, Regional Politics and the Public Sphere2. The Politics of Al Jazeera or the Diplomacy of Doha by Olivier Da Lage3. Influence without Power: Al Jazeera and the Arab Public Sphere by Mohammed El Oifi4. Al Jazeera.net: Identity Choices and the Logic of the Media by Gloria AwadPart III. Al Jazeera Programming5. The Opposite Direction: A Program which Changed the Face of Arab Television by Faisal Al Kasim6. Media Brinksmanship: Al Jazeera's The Opposite by Muhammad I. Ayish7. Women, Development and Al Jazeera: A Balance SheetPart IV. Al Jazeera and Regional Crises by Naomi Sakr8. Al Jazeera and the War in Afghanistan: A Delivery System or a Mouthpiece by Ehab Y. Bessaiso9. Witnessing the Intifada: Al Jazeera's Coverage of the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict by Mohamed Zayani10. Al Jazeera and American Public Diplomacy: A Dance of Intercultural (Mis-)Communication by R.S. ZaharnaPostface: Jon B. Alterman. `Arab Media Studies: Some Methodological ConsiderationsSelected BibliographyIndex
Responsibility: edited by Mohamed Zayani.

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