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Al-Jazeera : Inside the Arab News Network that Rattles Governments and Redefines Modern Journalism

Al-Jazeera : Inside the Arab News Network that Rattles Governments and Redefines Modern Journalism - 03 edition

ISBN13: 978-0813341491

Cover of Al-Jazeera : Inside the Arab News Network that Rattles Governments and Redefines Modern Journalism 03 (ISBN 978-0813341491)
ISBN13: 978-0813341491
ISBN10: 0813341493
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 03
Publisher: Westview Press, Inc.
Published: 2003
International: No

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Al-Jazeera : Inside the Arab News Network that Rattles Governments and Redefines Modern Journalism - 03 edition

ISBN13: 978-0813341491

Mohammed El-Nawawy and Adel Iskandar

ISBN13: 978-0813341491
ISBN10: 0813341493
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 03
Publisher: Westview Press, Inc.

Published: 2003
International: No
Summary

Al-Jazeera, the independent, all-Arab television news network based in Qatar, emerged as ambassador to the Arab world in the events following September 11, 2001. Arabic for "the island," Al-Jazeera has "scooped" the western media conglomerates many times. With its exclusive access to Osama Bin Laden and members of the Taliban, its reputation was burnished quickly through its exposure on CNN. During the 2003 war in Iraq, Al-Jazeera seemed to be everywhere, reporting dramatic stories and images, even as it strived to maintain its independence as an international free press news network. Al-Jazeera sheds light on the background of the network: how it operates, the programs it broadcasts, its effects on Arab viewers, the reactions of the West and Arab states, the implications for the future of news broadcasting in the Middle East, and its struggle for a free press and public opinion in the Arab world.

Table of Contents

Preface
1. We Are What We Watch
2. A Major League Channel in a Minor League Country
3. The Battle for the Arab Mind
4. Big Voice, Tiny Country: Al-Jazeera in Qatar
5. Boxing Rings: Al-Jazeera's Talk Shows
6. Hero or Heretic? Al-Jazeera and Arab Governments
7. Al-Jazeera Scoops the World
8. Al-Jazeera and the West: The Love-Hate Relationship
Epilogue

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