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) turned the channel of option to comprehend the large protests around the Arab international 2011. Aiming to provide an explanation for the ‘Al Jazeera moment,’ it tracks the channel’s bumpy street in the direction of overseas reputation 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 formidable editorial time table and methods, examines the interior conflicts, functional demanding situations and minor breakthroughs in its youth.

The Al Jazeera-phenomenon has got sizeable awareness, however it is still under-researched. the expansion of transnational satellite tv for pc tv has remodeled the worldwide media panorama right into a advanced internet of multi-vocal, multimedia and multi-directional flows. in accordance with a mixture of policy-, creation- and content material research of finished empirical information the ebook deals an cutting edge viewpoint at the theorization of world information contra-flows. by means of problematizing the targeted features of AJE, it examines the strategic motivation in the back of the channel and the ways that its construction procedures and information profile are supposed to be various from its Anglo-American rivals. those questions underscore a valuable nexus of the e-book: the altering courting among transnational satellite tv for pc information and gear.

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