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Author Fandy, Mamoun, 1961-

Title (Un)civil war of words : media and politics in the Arab world / Mamoun Fandy
Published Westport, Conn. : Praeger Security International, [2007]


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 MELB  302.230917 Fan/Ucw  AVAILABLE
Description 164 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Introduction: The politics of the Arab media -- 1. National press on the eve of the satellite era -- 2. Arab media and interstate conflict: Qatar vs. Saudi Arabia -- 3. Arab media and intra-state conflict: the case of Lebanon -- 4. Arab journalists as transnational actors -- 5. Public diplomacy and the Arab media -- 6. Arab media and political change in the Middle East
Summary As the war on terror rages, another battleground has quickly taken shape and is being waged on daily newscasts around the world. In the Arab world, al-Jazeera and Al-Arabiya are leading the fight. But do these news networks simply provide the news? Or, are they, as westerners suspect, tools used by governments and terrorists alike to relay their message to the man on the street as both Arab and Western leaders struggle to win the hearts and minds of millions of people? Fandy examines the impact these and other news organizations have had on the war on terror, on the Arab world, and on the relationships Arab nations share with each other, as well as those they share with the West." "Focusing on al-Jazeera and other Arab networks, Fandy examines the battle between the Arab world and the West through the popular medium of television. He explores how autocratic governments control the media in order to preserve their own power while simultaneously engaging in a war of words, with their neighbors, the West, or in many cases, both
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject War on Terrorism, 2001-2009 -- Press coverage.
Mass media -- Political aspects -- Arab countries.
Mass media and propaganda -- Arab countries.
Arab countries -- Politics and government -- 21st century.
ISBN 9780275993931 alkaline paper
0275993930 alkaline paper
Other Titles Uncivil war of words : media and politics in the Arab world