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Al Jazeera: In Pursuit of ‘Contextual Objectivity’

Miles, Hugh. Al Jazeera: The Inside Story of the Arab News Channel That is Challenging the West. New York: Grove Press, 2005. Hard cover. 438 pages. ISBN: 0802117899. $16.32. El-Nawawy, Mohammed and Iskandar, Adel. Al-Jazeera: The Story of the Network that is Rattling Governments and Redefining Modern Journalism. Cambridge, MA: Westview, 2003. Paperback. …

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Books in Brief

Al-Jaber, Khalid. The Credibility of Arab Broadcasting: The Case of Al Jazeera. Doha: National Council for Culture, Arts and Heritage, 2004. Hard cover. 118 pages. ISBN: 99921-25-26-3. No price listed. Reviewed by Ralph D. Berenger Arab world academics are fascinated with the impact of Al Jazeera on viewing habits, and many studies …

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Satellite Chronicles: May to November 2004

Compiled by the editors May 2004 Abu Dhabi TV announces "a modest but varied" programming season to parallel that of other satellite channels. News programming is tapped to take a back seat compared to variety shows. The absence of "arts" programming is explained by the station by reference to its …

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New Generation Camcorders

Camcorders have undergone major changes in the last year or two, perhaps more than at any time since their introduction in the late 1970s. These changes affect higher end professional models and even the affordable three-CCD (charged coupled device), with DV models costing only a few thousand US dollars. The …

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Global News Perspectives on the Information Age

Silvia, Tony, ed. Global News Perspectives on the Information Age. Ames, IA: Iowa State University Press. 2001. ISBN 0-8138-0256-3. 199 pages. Reviewed by James Piecowye, College of Communication and Media Sciences, Zayed University, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. This second edition of Global News edited by Tony Silvia and subtitled 'Perspectives on the Information …

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Technoculture: From Alphabet to Cybersex

Green, Lelia. Technoculture: From Alphabet to Cybersex. Crows Nest, NSW: Allen and Unwin. 2002. ISBN 1 86508 048 9 [paperback]. 254 pages. Reviewed by Thomas E.R. Maguire, Department of Radio, Television and Film, University of Texas at Austin, USA. Lelia Green provides a comprehensive and refreshingly non-messianic theory of culture and …

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