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Contemporary Arab Broadcast Media

El Mustapha Lahlali

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The Arab world is currently undergoing a radical media revolution, with the launch of numerous satellite and cable channels. The era of state-controlled media is coming to an end as privately-owned channels emerge. This book presents a comprehensive analysis of the broadcasting similarities and differences between Al-Jazeera, Al-Arabiya and Al-Hurra. It is distinct in its focus on both the discursive practices of these channels and the sociological aspects that contribute to their formation.

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1. Overview of Arabic audio-visual media
2. New Arab media, New discourse
3. Al-Jazeera, Al-Hurra and Al-Arabia: different channels, or a face of the same coin
4. Globalisation, Democracy and Arab media
5. Arabic Media post 9/11.

About the Author

El Mustapha Lahlali is an Associate Professor and Director of Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Leeds. His research interest is on Translation, Discourse Analysis, Arab Media and Society and Classroom Discourse.