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Issue Introduction

Media, with its ubiquity in the digital age and as a purveyor of information, plays a pivotal role in these uncertain times.  Recent events have shown that news outlets can play a political role, at times on behalf of an entire nation. This trend has become increasingly prevalent in the …

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Editorial

These are unprecedented times. The world as a whole has not experienced crises of the scale and magnitude that we are currently seeing. Perhaps the heightened feelings of fear and aggravation in the face of these crises, and the realization of their consequences, has stemmed in part from the spread …

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A Note on Our First Bilingual Issue

Arab Media & Society the biannual journal of the Kamal Adham Center for Television and Digital Journalism in the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the American University in Cairo is publishing its inaugural bilingual Arabic/English issue. Our Spring 2016 edition features scholarship, research articles, columns, conference reports, book excerpts and reviews, and podcasts all addressing the theme of “Media and Terrorism”.

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Letter from the Editor: Al Jazeera is Not a Medium!

The Al Jazeera Television Network captures the attention of those interested in Arabic-language satellite television broadcasting like nothing else. Approximately half the articles submitted to Transnational Broadcasting Studies over the past two issues were about Al Jazeera. To some degree this is understandable. The network is important and influential. Observers claimed an …

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Issue 14: Letter from the Publishers

TBS 14 is an historic issue. After six and a half years and 13 issues, TBS will henceforth be published in two editions -- one online, the other printed. As of mid-June 2005, the print edition of Transnational Broadcasting Studies will be available at bookstores and by subscription through our distributor, the AUC Press. This …

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Issue 13: Letter from the Publishers

Over the past six years Transnational Broadcasting Studies has established itself, even as an e-journal, as the niche publication in the ever expanding field of Arab satellite broadcasting and has been greatly appreciated by both scholars and professionals. Ever increasing convergence of satellite, Internet, digital, and wireless technology means that transnational broadcasting …

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REVIEWS

Baker, Chris (1997) Global Television: An Introduction. Oxford: Blackwell. Sinclair, John; Elizabeth Jacka and Stuart Cunningham (1996) New Patterns in Global Television: Peripheral Vision. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Herman, Edward and Robert McChesney (1997) The Global Media: The New Missionaries of Corporate Capitalism. London: Cassell. Reviewed by TBS Review Editor …

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From the Editor

It's gratifying, as we move into our second year of publication, to note the growth of TBS in terms of the coverage we provide, the audience we reach, and the people who have become involved in the publication. There are several new faces to welcome with this issue: we have …

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