Al-Jazeera: Inside the Arab News Network that Rattles Governments and Redefines Modern Journalism / Edition 1

Al-Jazeera: Inside the Arab News Network that Rattles Governments and Redefines Modern Journalism / Edition 1

by Mohammed El-nawawy, Adel Iskandar
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813341493

ISBN-13: 9780813341491

Pub. Date: 08/05/2003

Publisher: Basic Books


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…  See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813341491
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
08/05/2003
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
1,195,774
Product dimensions:
6.11(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.58(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1We Are What We Watch1
2A Major League Channel in a Minor League Country21
3The Battle for the Arab Mind45
4Big Voice, Tiny Country: Al-Jazeera in Qatar71
5Boxing Rings: Al-Jazeera's Talk Shows91
6Hero or Heretic? Al-Jazeera and Arab Governments113
7Al-Jazeera Scoops the World143
8Al-Jazeera and the West: The Love-Hate Relationship175
Epilogue197
Notes217
Sources and References225
Index231

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