- File Size: 927 KB
- Print Length: 320 pages
- Publisher: Columbia University Press (January 4, 2006)
- Publication Date: December 14, 2005
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B006ZBZS9G
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Voices of the New Arab Public: Iraq, al-Jazeera, and Middle East Politics Today Kindle Edition
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Voices of the New Arab Public is a closely argued and highly provocative study. -- John R. Bradley, Newsweek
No other has addressed the intersection between the media and the prospects for social change in such a meaningful way. -- Sally Bland, Jordan Times
Lynch's authoritative and exciting book, rooted in local knowledge, urgently demands that we engage with this modern Arab world. -- Jean Seaton, New Statesman
This study is lucidly written, and an excellent discussion of the true nature of the Arab media and opinion... Highly recommended., Choice
Lynch offers a fascinating study of the history, present day, and future of new voices flourishing in the middle east. -- Michael J. Carson, The Midwest Book Review
A highly scholarly study, extensively researched, well documented, and lucidly written, combining a wealth of data and keen analysis. -- Mahmud A. Faksh, Perspectives on Politics
A wonderful read. -- Soek-Fang Sim, Global Media and Communication
A must-read work for anyone interested in political communication, civil society, democratization or transformation process in Arab societies. -- Carola Richter, Transnational Broadcasting Studies
Lynch has performed a methodological breakthrough. -- Jon W. Anderson, Middle East Studies Journal --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
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The Arab world is for the most part characterised by leadership that is less than ideal. In most Arab countries the news is heavily censored, controled or owned by a state that just wants its own views to be shown. These media had relatively little to tell us as they were simply parroting the governments view. ==In recent years, Al-Jazeera and other smaller satellite based news agencies have begun presenting a relatively unbiased news report that goes around the official government reporting.
This book is first a report on Al-Jazeera and the way it presents the news. Second, it offers a series of suggestions on how the United States can develop and improve its engagement with the Arab public sphere.
This is one of the few books to report on the Arab view, and further to discuss the changes in the information dissemination area. It is a book that deserves reading by anyone interested in developing a realistic view of the conflict that is emerging between the US and the Arab world.