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

By Tine Ustad Figenschou

This ebook analyzes how and why Al Jazeera English (AJE) grew to become the channel of option to comprehend the big protests around the Arab global 2011. Aiming to provide an explanation for the ‘Al Jazeera moment,’ it tracks the channel’s bumpy highway 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 techniques, examines the inner conflicts, sensible demanding situations and minor breakthroughs in its adolescence.

The Al Jazeera-phenomenon has got great recognition, however it is still under-researched. the expansion of transnational satellite tv for pc tv has remodeled 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 complete empirical info the ebook deals an leading edge point of view at the theorization of worldwide information contra-flows. through problematizing the precise features of AJE, it examines the strategic motivation in the back of the channel and the ways that its construction tactics and information profile are supposed to be varied from its Anglo-American opponents. those questions underscore a significant nexus of the ebook: the altering dating among transnational satellite tv for pc information and gear.

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