Al Jazeera by Mohammed El-nawawy
How the Free Arab News Network Scooped the World and Changed the Middle East

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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 peninsula,” 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 has been burnishing quickly through its exposure on CNN, even as it strives 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.
 

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Mohammed el-Nawawy, Egyptian born and raised, has worked as a journalist in the Middle East and the U.S. The author of The Israeli-Egyptian Peace Process in the Reporting of Western Journalists, he is an assistant professor of Communications at Stonehill College in Massachusetts. Adel Iskander, an Egyptian-Canadian, is an expert on Middle East media. He has conducted studies on viewership of Arab media and the use of North American media by Arab immigrants. He has lived in Kuwait and in Egypt for many years, and currently teaches communication at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky. Mohammed el-Nawawy, Egyptian born and raised, has worked as a journalist in the Middle East and the U.S. The author of The Israeli-Egyptian Peace Process in the Reporting of Western Journalists, he is an assistant professor of Communications at Stonehill College in Massachusetts. Adel Iskander, an Egyptian-Canadian, is an expert on Middle East media. He has conducted studies on viewership of Arab media and the use of North American media by Arab immigrants. He has lived in Kuwait and in Egypt for many years, and currently teaches communication at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky.
 
Published April 1, 2002 by Basic Books. 240 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, History, Political & Social Sciences, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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the station has been asked to censor its coverage “by everyone from Palestinian Authority leader Yasser Arafat to U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell.” Though Al-Jazeera garnered pan-Arab attention with its in-depth coverage of the Palestinian intifada and its exclusive coverage of the first day...

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As recently as six years ago no one had heard of the Arab-based TV network Al-Jazeera --- for the very good reason that it did not exist.

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The only TV network permitted in Taliban-controlled territories, Al-Jazeera provided exclusive footage of U.S. air strikes and Afghan casualties, much to the consternation of U.S. officials and the envy of Western news networks.

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