Israeli-Egyptian Peace Process In The Reporting Of Western Journalists

Israeli-Egyptian Peace Process In The Reporting Of Western Journalists

by Muhammad Ibn 'Abd Al-Gha Nawawi, Mohammed El-Nawawy
     
 

Of the enormous number of books published on the Arab-Israeli conflict, most focus on its history or the political dimensions of the current peace process. None, however, has provided an in-depth look at the relationship between those who shape the events and the Western journalists who cover them. In this bold new study, Mohammed A. el-Nawawy explores the ways in

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Of the enormous number of books published on the Arab-Israeli conflict, most focus on its history or the political dimensions of the current peace process. None, however, has provided an in-depth look at the relationship between those who shape the events and the Western journalists who cover them. In this bold new study, Mohammed A. el-Nawawy explores the ways in which government officials try to manipulate the news media, how the reporters contend with such interference, the professional and newsmaking roles of the journalists, and how their demographic and educational backgrounds influence their coverage of this crucial time and place.

Through interviews with 168 Western correspondents—94 in Israel and 74 in Egypt—who, together, represent more than 88 percent of the whole population of foreign correspondents in the Middle East, the author provides an invaluable source of information on the day-to-day activities of reporters in the region, as well as their interactions with government officials.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781567505443
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/30/2002
Series:
Civic Discourse for the Third Millennium Series
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
1Historical View1
2Oslo and After23
3Arabs and Israelis in the Western News Media: Images and Stereotypes39
4The Israeli and Egyptian Cultures: An In-Depth Analysis55
5An "Insider" in Egypt; an "Outsider" in Israel71
6The Culture of Foreign Correspondents83
7Corespondents' Demographics and Their Professional Roles91
8Hypotheses for Analyzing the Recent Reporting and Views of Western Journalists for the Arab-Israel Conflict97
9The Interview Process and the News Media Scenes in Israel and Egypt105
10Government-Media Relationships and Direct Censorship in Israel and Egypt111
11The Newsmaking Model for the Analysis of Government-Media Relationships in Israel and Egypt119
12The Public Relations Asymmetric Model for the Analysis of Government-Press Relationships in Israel and Egypt141
13A Personal Assessment of Newsmaking and Public Relations Asymmetric Models in the Context of Government-Press Relationships in Israel and Egypt151
14An Analysis of Newsmaking and Asymmetric Models in the Recent Reporting of Western Journalists on the Israeli-Egyptian Peace Process155
15An Analysis of the Cultural Impact on the Reporting of Western Journalists in Israel and Egypt175
Epilogue: Lessons Learned185
Appendices189
App. AWestern Correspondents' Demographic Backgrounds in Israel and Egypt190
App. B: A Questionnaire193
App. C: Terms Definitions, and Questions197
References201
Index211

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