1. Name: Rahim Mazid Title: Al Jazeera and the Conflict of Satellite Channels Institution: University of Baghdad Country: Iraq Date: 2000 Language: Arabic Abstract: This study examines the emergence of satellite news channels and the impact of the media on the life of Arab citizens. It deals specifically with the Al Jazeera satellite channel since its establishment in 1996 and the conditions in which it arose. It discusses the news values that guide the channel’s journalistic practice and provides full details of its operational modes, its sources of funding and its technical capabilities. It also sheds light on the way news is processed in line with the channel’s editorial policies. In addition, the study gives an overview of Al Jazeera’s journalists in terms of their expertise and professional backgrounds that add a unique value to the channel’s experience. The researcher presents these details from a critical analytical perspective and discusses various aspects of the topic, including the controversies surrounding it since its launch in an Arab political context hostile to freedom of expression. The study also analyzes the factors that contributed to the phenomenal success of Al Jazeera over its Arab and international competitors amid a fierce struggle to win the hearts and minds of Arab viewers.
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