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Satellite realms : transnational television, globalization and the Middle East

Author: Naomi Sakr
Publisher: London : I.B. Tauris, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In transcending territorial boundaries, satellite television has the potential to liberate viewers from government controls on national media. Why in the Middle East has this potential liberation yet to be fully realized? This book explores the development through the 21st century of cross-border television in the region, exploring issues at the heart of the international political economy of communication.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Naomi Sakr
ISBN: 1860646891 1860646883 9781860646881 9781860646898
OCLC Number: 46694341
Description: xii, 266 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The potential of satellite television in the Middle East --
Whys and wherefores of satellite channel ownership --
Points of contact between regional channels and the rest --
Missing links : transnational television and development --
International and regional regulation of satellite broadcasting --
Global civil society? NGO influence on transnational broadcasts --
Texts and context : satellite channels in a changing environment.
Responsibility: Naomi Sakr.
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