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The Proposed Satellite Television Channel of the Organization of the Islamic Conference: A Response to Moral Panic?

I. INTRODUCTION The Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) held its ninth conference in Doha, the Qatari capital, during November 2001. Members decided to establish an Islamic English-language satellite television channel. The main aim of such an initiative is apparently to educate the West about "real Islam," in light of …

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US International Broadcasting Strategies in the Arab World: An analysis of the Broadcasting Board of Governors’ strategy from a public communication standpoint

The US government has devised a plan to repair its image in the Arab World. This plan includes generously-funded, government-sponsored international broadcasting, known in the past as Voice of America or Radio Free Europe. Today, under the guidance of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), two new programs have been …

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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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Between Theory and Practice: A Report on the Cambridge Arab Media Project’s Conference on “The Media and Political Change in the Arab World”

Moller Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge, UK 28-30 September 2004 Does transnational broadcasting media impact political change in the Arab world, and if so, in what way and to what extent? This question lies at the heart of the ongoing discourse about Arab satellites and their role in opening and defining …

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