Al-Jazeera and US War Coverage
Since the eve of the war in Afghanistan, Al-Jazeera has become a global house-hold name and a news source that cannot be ignored. Globalization theorists argue that Al-Jazeera promotes a cross-cultural debate, enforcing a counter-hegemonic perspective on the West not evident in former crises. Through a comprehensive empirical analysis covering the re-broadcasting of Al-Jazeera's images on major US television networks since 9/11, this book draws an alternative picture, revealing that the advent of Al-Jazeera has actually eroded the counter-hegemonic debate in US war reporting. It shows how the US government persuaded television networks to systematically reformat legitimate war images from Al-Jazeera, labeling, it a deviant netowork, in order to eleminate criticism of the war. Moreover, an examination of the US reception by bloggers and network carriers of Al-Jazeera's English-language website and channel reveals the US administration's continued resolve and ability to limit public discourse.
"Ever since its launch over a decade ago, Al-Jazeera has influenced broadcast journalism globally and transformed the Arab television news sphere. Its coverage of wars and conflicts in the region has earned the pan-Arabic news network many admirers and a few powerful adversaries, as Tal Samuel-Azran's book ably demonstrates. This is an empirically strong contribution to the literature on the politics of global news."---Daya Thussu, Professor of International Communication, University of Westminster, London
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CHAPTER ONE ALJAZEERA AND THE MEDIA
CHAPTER TWO ALJAZEERA RESHUFFLES THE GLOBAL
CHAPTER THREE ANTIHEGEMONIC IMAGES IN
CHAPTER FOUR IS ALJAZEERA A LEGITIMATE NETWORK?
CHAPTER SIX THE ENEMYS VOICE
CHAPTER SEVEN THE WAR IN IRAQ
CHAPTER EIGHT THE DARLING OF THE ALTERNATIVE
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