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Abdallah Schleifer


S. Abdallah Schleifer is editor-at-large of  Arab Media & Society. He is the former director of the Adham Center and now professor emeritus in journalism and mass communication at the American University in Cairo (AUC). Prior to joining the AUC faculty, Schleifer served as NBC News Cairo Bureau Chief and Middle East producer/reporter based in Beirut, and has covered the Middle East for American and Arab media for over 20 years. Schleifer is honorary and former chairman of the Foreign Press Association in Cairo.

Resource Documents – MMDS and the New Satellite Television Technologies: A Media Explosion in the Arab World

In 1995, TBS senior editor and publisher S. Abdallah Schleifer presented two substantially similar papers at two different conferences a week apart--the Broadcast Education Association convention in Las Vegas and the 12th Annual Symposium of the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (CCAS), devoted that year to "The Information Revolution in …

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Interview with Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi

17 October, 2004 in Doha, Qatar Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi is one of the best known, longest established, and most controversial of Arab world satellite preachers. TBS's senior editor S. Abdallah Schleifer interviewed Sheikh al-Qaradawi in Doha about his relationship with the medium. TBS: When did you first start speaking about Islam on television? What …

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Interview with Ahmed Sheikh, Chief Editor, Al Jazeera

S. Abdallah Schleifer interviewed the new chief editor at Al Jazeera early in mid- April only a few weeks after he had taken up the position following a stint running Al Jazeera's new English-language website. TBS: You were a member of the original BBC Arabic TV group that founded Al Jazeera. …

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Yosri Fouda

TBS: It seems to me Al Jazeera is at a critical point. In contrast to the Afghan War, which you covered --at least from the Taliban side-- largely by yourself and without any Arab competition, this last Iraq War provided the Arab satellite TV audience with an extraordinarily competitive field—you …

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Stop Press: Al Jazeera Gets New Manager

As of the last week of October 2003, Al Jazeera has a new manager. And the choice, former Baghdad bureau chief and correspondent Waddah Khanfar, is significant. During the Iraqi war, he reported from Kurdish-controlled territory in the north; with the collapse of the Baath regime, Khanfar took over the …

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Adnan Sharif

  Adnan Sharif, who took over as manager of Al Jazeera from Mohammed Jasim Al Ali in the spring, is one of the Al Jazeera's founders, having made the initial studies for the channel while he was in London, where he started work in 1989 as a current affairs and …

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The Impact of Global Media upon Society

"The Far Side of the Satellite" is an occasional series of articles challenging the conventional wisdom regarding contemporary mass media. In this essay, delivered at IKIM (Institute for Islamic Understanding, Malaysia) conference on "The Impact of Globalization on Social and Cultural Life: an Islamic Response" held in Kuala Lumpur in …

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Ibrahim Helal and Amr El-Kahky

S. Abdallah Schleifer interviews Ibrahim Helal, editor-in-chief, and Amr El-Kahky, correspondent. TBS: Do you consider the latest Gulf War as still another turning point for Al Jazeera, in the sense that the Afghan War was when Al Jazeera established itself as a global rather than only a regional player in …

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