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Al Jazeera and the Global Media Landscape: The South is by Tine Ustad Figenschou

By Tine Ustad Figenschou

This publication analyzes how and why Al Jazeera English (AJE) grew to become the channel of option to comprehend the large protests around the Arab global 2011. Aiming to give an explanation for the ‘Al Jazeera moment,’ it tracks the channel’s bumpy street in the direction of foreign attractiveness in a longitudinal, in-depth research of the channel’s editorial profile and methods. learning AJE from its release in mid-November 2006 to the ‘Arab Spring’, it explains and problematizes the channel’s bold editorial time table and methods, examines the interior conflicts, useful demanding situations and minor breakthroughs in its adolescence.

The Al Jazeera-phenomenon has obtained titanic awareness, however it is still under-researched. the expansion of transnational satellite tv for pc tv has reworked the worldwide media panorama right into a complicated net of multi-vocal, multimedia and multi-directional flows. according to a mixture of policy-, construction- and content material research of entire empirical info the ebook deals an leading edge standpoint at the theorization of world information contra-flows. through problematizing the special features of AJE, it examines the strategic motivation at the back of the channel and the ways that its creation procedures and information profile are supposed to be varied from its Anglo-American rivals. those questions underscore a principal nexus of the ebook: the altering courting among transnational satellite tv for pc information and tool.

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