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Al-Jazeera (The story of the network that is rattling government

Al-Jazeera (The story of the network that is rattling government
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Author Mohammed El Nawawy, Adel Iskandar
Publisher Basic Books (perseus Books Group)
ISBN-10 813090134X
ISBN-13 9788130901343
Binding Hardcover
Pages 256
Rs. 1,500.00
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Al-Jazeera (The story of the network that is rattling governments and redefining modern journalism)


Al-Jazeera, the independent, all Arab television news network based in Qatar, emerged as ambassador to the Arab world in the events following Sept 11, 2001. Arabic for "the island"Al Jazeera has "scooped" the western media conglomerates many times. With its exclusive access to Osama Bin Laden and members of the Taliban, its reputation was burnished quickly through its exposure on CNN. During the 2003 war in Iraq, Al-Jazeera seemed to be everywhere, reporting dramatic stories and images, even as it strived to maintain its independence as an international free press news network. Al jazeera sheds light on the background of the network how it operates, the programs it broadcasts, its effects on Arab viewers, the reaction of the West and Arab states, the implications for the future of news broadcasting in the Middle East, and its struggle for a free press and public opinion in the Arab world. About Author: Mohammed El Nawawy, Egyptian born and raised, has worked as a journalist in the Middle East and the US. The author of The Israeli Egyptian Peace Process in the reporting of western journalists. Adel Iskandar, an Egyptian Canadian, has lived in Kuwait and in Egypt for many years, and is an expert on Middle East media. He currently teaches communications at the University of Kentucky, Lexington.

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