Author: Mohammed El - Nawawy
Publisher: Viva Books
ISBN/UPC (if available): 813090134X
Al-Jazeera, the independent, all-Arab television new network based in Qatar, emerged as ambassador to the Arab world in the events following September 11, 2001. Arabic for “the island", Al-Jazzera 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.
We Are What We Watch
A Major League Channel in a
Minor League Country
The Battle for the Arab Mind
Big Voice, Tiny Country: Al-Jazeera in Qatar
Boxing Ring: Al-Jazeera’s Talk Shows
Hero or Heretic? Al-Jazeera and
Al-Jazeera Scoops the world
Al-Jazeera and the West: the Love-Hate
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