21. Name: Abdulkrim Ziani Title: Al Jazeera and the War on Iraq: News Coverage and Media Treatment Institution: Université Stendhal Grenoble 3 Country: France Date: 2007 Language: French Abstract: The Anglo-American war on Iraq was the first war ever to be broadcast live and viewers followed its development by the hour. The war witnessed the multiplication of media outlets eager to cover its events. This study deals with the Qatari channel Al Jazeera as a new model for Arab media. It examines various aspects of this channel including its creation, its funding, and its editorial policy. It also examines the constant confrontations between the channel and authorities in most Arab countries as well as the numerous campaigns the United States has launched against it. in addition to analyzing the reasons behind the international popularity it has gained, the researcher tries to answer the following questions: How did Al Jazeera cover the events of the war against Iraq? What were the orientations of this coverage? Which approaches and styles of treatment did Al Jazeera reporters use in their coverage? Which news sources did the channel rely on? What role did new communication technologies play in the coverage of the war? The practice of reporters during their coverage is also part of this study.
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