By Naomi Sakr

People are at the circulate around the Arab international, organizing politically in new methods. The Arab media have additionally passed through a metamorphosis and are nonetheless in a kingdom of flux. it truly is hence an important with the intention to speak about political projects within the quarter within the mild of media developments.  This authoritative publication solutions key questions on the connections among media and political switch within the Arab world.  utilizing learn into, for instance, practices of web clients, reporters, demonstrators and manufacturers of truth television, it explores the interface among public interplay over the airwaves, on the polls and at the streets. a full of life crew of individuals explores such matters as no matter if teenagers are served good by way of new media, even if running a blog is an influential political software, no matter if satellite tv for pc information is helping or hinders diasporic groups politically, and lots more and plenty extra.  Engaging with debates on the center of public affairs and pop culture in Arab nations, this e-book addresses all people who seeks to know the media politics of this significant, usually misunderstood region.

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27 -3Television and Public Action in the Beirut Spring Lina Khatib1 In February 2005 Lebanon’s prime minister, Rafiq al-Hariri, was killed by a bomb targeting his motorcade. Hariri’s death catalysed an unexpected popular uprising in Lebanon, in which protestors insisted on knowing the truth behind his assassination and, blaming Syria as the culprit, demanded the withdrawal of Syrian troops from Lebanon. It also resulted in the formation of a coalition of Muslim and Christian factions, which declared themselves the ‘opposition’ to the government and eventually played an active role in steering the uprising that they came to term the ‘Cedar Revolution’.

Instead of concealing their significantly different viewpoints, the two sides both use them for self-promotion. For example, during the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, Al-Jazeera courted its audience by promising to report on the targets hit by US bombs and accusing CNN International of simply showing the aircraft from which US forces dropped bombs. 33 The result was a ‘cold media war’34 waged by Arab and Western satellite newscasters. On the one hand, both are committed to their own respective (political) cultures, societal values and communication systems which they share with their respective target audiences.

Mohammed El-Nawawy and Adel Iskandar have suggested that news values and selection criteria are conditioned by ‘contextual objectivity’. They describe their perhaps somewhat controversial theory as follows: The journalistic standard applied here required some form of contextual objectivity, because the medium should reflect all sides of any story 20 C U LT U R E S O F T V N E W S J O U R N A L I S M while retaining the values, beliefs, and sentiments of the target audience. […] This dual relationship underscores the conundrum of modern media.

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