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Contemporary Arab Broadcast Media

El Mustapha Lahlali


This book presents a detailed study of the three dominant Arab media channels — Al-Jazeera, Al-Hurra and Al-Arabia — and their role post-9/11. The Arab world is currently undergoing a radical media revolution, with the launch of numerous satellite and cable channels. The era of state-controlled media is coming to an end as privately owned channels emerge. The book provides a critical overview of the development of Arab media; examines the aims and impact of Al-Jazeera, Al-Hurra and Al-Arabia, and compares their broadcasting strategies, programmes and use of language; and includes comparative c ... More

Keywords: Arab media channels, Al-Jazeera, Al-Hurra, Al-Arabia, 9/11, media revolution, cable channels, state-controlled media, privately owned channels, broadcasting strategies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780748639090
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639090.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

El Mustapha Lahlali, author