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. Key Features *provides a critical overview of the development of Arab media *examines the aims, objectives and programmes of Al-Jazeera Arabic, Al-Hurra and Al-Arabiya *explores the impact of these channels on the Arabic public sphere *compares their broadcasting strategies, programmes and use of language *includes comparative case studies of their coverage of the 2006 conflict between Hezbollah and Israel, and the period following the 2003 invasion of Iraq
El Mustapha Lahlali is a Lecturer in the Department of Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Leeds. His main research interest is Arabic Linguistics, Media Arabic, and Classroom Discourse and Interaction.
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.