Overview

"Communicating with the World of Islam draws from the lessons learned in the cold war broadcasting experience to suggest the best ways of organizing U.S. efforts to communicate with Islamic people around the globe." Drawn from discussions at the seminar "Communicating with the Islamic World," this report examines the impact that Voice of America, Radio Liberty, the BBC, Radio Free Europe, and other broadcasting tools had and suggests how the United States can use these instruments today to counter extremism effectively, promote democracy, and
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Communicating with the World of Islam

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Overview

"Communicating with the World of Islam draws from the lessons learned in the cold war broadcasting experience to suggest the best ways of organizing U.S. efforts to communicate with Islamic people around the globe." Drawn from discussions at the seminar "Communicating with the Islamic World," this report examines the impact that Voice of America, Radio Liberty, the BBC, Radio Free Europe, and other broadcasting tools had and suggests how the United States can use these instruments today to counter extremism effectively, promote democracy, and improve understanding of the United States in the Islamic world. It details current broadcasting efforts into Islamic countries and the Muslim communities of Europe and explains each of the critical factors necessary to influence the world of Islam in a positive direction, such as stressing women's content programming, maintaining pressure on the rulers of Qatar over the content and programming of Al Jazeera, and keeping news content candid, tailored to local audiences, and unsparingly accurate.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780817948238
  • Publisher: Hoover Institution Press
  • Publication date: 5/1/2008
  • Series: Hoover Institution Press Publication
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 487 KB

Meet the Author

A. Ross Johnson is a Hoover fellow and former director of Radio Free Europe.
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Table of Contents


Preface
Chapter 1: Communicating with the World of Islam by George P. Shultz
Chapter 2: Dilemma of the Middle East: Policy and Prospects for Public Dimplomacy. Rapporteur¿s Summary of Rancho Mirage Seminar Discussion by Gregory Mitrovich
Chapter 3: Briefing on Cold War International Broadcasting: Lessons Learned by A. Ross Johnson and R. Eugene Parta
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