Al-Jazeera The Story of the Network That Is Rattling Governments and Redefining Modern Journalism Updated with a New Prologue and Epilogue

ISBN-10: 0813341493

ISBN-13: 9780813341491

Edition: 2003 (Revised)

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Description: 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. Book jacket.

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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Westview Press
Publication date: 8/7/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.65" tall
Weight: 0.792

Preface
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 Rings: Al-Jazeera's Talk Shows
Hero or Heretic? Al-Jazeera and Arab Governments
Al-Jazeera Scoops the World
Al-Jazeera and the West: The Love-Hate Relationship
Epilogue
Notes
Sources and References
Index
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