News Media in the Arab World

Author: Barrie Gunter
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1441144889
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News Media in the Arab World: A Study of 10 Arab and Muslim Countries is based on ongoing research at the Department of Media and Communication, University of Leicester, and has investigated the rapidly changing nature of the news media in Arab countries. They have investigated the role of newspapers and television in news provision and the impact of new media developments, most especially the emergence of the internet as a platform for news distribution and of international satellite television channels such as Al Jazeera. Examining the constantly developing nature of news, the collection contains separately authored chapters produced by the researchers responsible for each original analysis, covering Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Oman, Qatar, Palestine, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Based on original primary and secondary research, this will be the first empirical-based collection to blend perspectives from both the Western and Arab nations.

Social Media in the Arab World

Author: Barrie Gunter
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 0857728660
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Following the Arab Spring, the use of social media has become instrumental in organising activist movements and spreading political dissent in the Middle East. New online behaviours have transformed traditional communication channels, enabling young people of all backgrounds to feel politically empowered. But now that spring has turned to winter, what are the long-term implications of internet activism in the region? Social Media in the Arab World provides a unique insight into the role of online communications as a force for change in the Gulf States. Featuring examples as diverse as neo-patrimonial politics in Saudi Arabia and the ways an online presence affects the status of women in Kuwait, the chapters examine shifts in the political, social and religious identities of citizens as a result of increased digital activism. With contributions from a variety of inter-disciplinary experts, this wide-ranging study examines the consequences of changing power dynamics brought about by popular social media. In doing so, this book offers an original perspective on the long-term implications of internet usage in the Arab world and is essential reading for students and researchers working across the region

Reporting in the MENA Region

Author: Mohammad Ayish
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442237635
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In this consideration of media practice in the Arab region, Mohammad Ayish and Noha Mellor explore the changing status and function of journalists and journalism given the new realities of reporting in the digital age. The authors draw on focus group discussions, interviews, and social media traffic surveys to examine how social and new media have been integrated into Arab and pan-Arab newsroom operations and harnessed to enhance engagement with an empowered audience. Efforts to engage with audiences in social space, Ayish and Mellor argue, are part of a broad and long-waged information war aimed at winning hearts and minds in the MENA region. Social platforms present excellent opportunities to engage with audiences, but the extent to which such opportunities can be realized are hamstrung by limits on free expression and online access—and vary significantly from country to country and from media channel to media channel. Overall, Reporting in the MENA Region paints a comprehensive and contemporary picture of how today’s Arab journalists perceive and use digital media.

Media Communication

Author: James Watson
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137428228
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The fourth edition of this essential text provides a complete and well-rounded introduction to the study of media and communication in the modern world. It explores the evolution of media and communication and surveys a full range of media theories, using these perspectives to explain social issues and navigate the constantly shifting media landscape in the 21st century. The new edition reflects significant contemporary developments relevant to the field, including the explosion of internet use, the growth of social media and major changes in the journalism industry in recent years. Still covering all of the key topics for introductory media and communication courses, the text draws on current and widely-recognised examples so that students can relate theory to their everyday experiences of media. Written in a lucid and engaging style, the chapters critically examine the role, ownership and constraints of media production, but helpfully clarify terminology and point students towards further reading and discussion topics along the way. The book stands as an invaluable resource for all students of media studies, communication studies and journalism.

New Media and the New Middle East

Author: P. Seib
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230605605
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In this book, leading international scholars examine the way new media is reshaping lives and politics. Covering topics from women's rights to terrorism, and countries from Israel to Saudi Arabia, these authors explore the global and regional ramifications of the proliferation of communication technologies and the information they disseminate.

Democracy s Fourth Wave

Author: Philip N. Howard
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199323658
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Did digital media really "cause" the Arab Spring, or is it an important factor of the story behind what might become democracy's fourth wave? An unlikely network of citizens used digital media to start a cascade of social protest that ultimately toppled four of the world's most entrenched dictators. Howard and Hussain find that the complex causal recipe includes several economic, political and cultural factors, but that digital media is consistently one of the most important sufficient and necessary conditions for explaining both the fragility of regimes and the success of social movements. This book looks at not only the unexpected evolution of events during the Arab Spring, but the deeper history of creative digital activism throughout the region.

The Arab Americans

Author: Randa A. Kayyali
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313332197
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Offers a brief look at the history and culture of the Arab world, discussing various reasons why Arabs migrate to the United States, their adaptation to American society, and the impact of September 11th on their relations with other Americans.

Author: Barrie Gunter
Publisher: العبيكان للنشر
ISBN: 6035090060
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وسائل الإعلام الإخبارية في العالم العربي: تستند دراسة لعشر دول عربية وإسلامية إلى الأبحاث الجارية في قسم الإعلام والاتصال بجامعة ليستر، وقد قامت بالتحقيق في الطبيعة السريعة التغير لوسائل الإعلام في الدول العربية. وقد بحثوا دور الصحف والتلفزيون في توفير الأخبار وتأثير التطورات الإعلامية الجديدة، وعلى الأخص ظهور شبكة الإنترنت كمنصة لتوزيع الأخبار والقنوات التلفزيونية الفضائية الدولية مثل قناة الجزيرة.

Arab Television Today

Author: Naomi Sakr
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 0857737481
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There is a great deal at stake for everyone in the future of Arab television. Political and social upheavals in this central but unsettled region are increasingly played out on television screens and in the tussles over programming that take place behind them. Al-Jazeera is of course only one player among a still-growing throng of satellite channels, which now include private terrestrial stations in some Arab states. It is an industry urgently needing to be made sense of; this book does exactly this in a very readable and authoritative way, through exploring and explaining the evolving structures and content choices in both entertainment and news of contemporary Arab television. It shows how owners, investors, journalists, presenters, production companies, advertisers, regulators and media freedom advocates influence each other in a geolinguistic marketplace that encompasses the Arab region itself and communities abroad. Probing internal and external interventions in the Arab television landscape, the book offers a timely and compelling sequel to Naomi Sakr's 'Satellite Realms: Transnational Television, Globalization and the Middle East', which won the Middle Eastern Studies Book Prize in 2003.