Transnational Media and Regionalism

The Arab League's headquarters in Cairo lie just a few hundred meters away from the city's statue of Simon Bolivar. The two represent monuments to desires for regional autonomy and unity—desires that time has proved easier to conceptualize than to implement. Yet a half century after the founding of the …

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Alexander Zilo, President and CEO, Orbit

Rome, July 1998 TBS: There's been a lot of talk that Orbit is moving out of Rome. Is this true? Alexander Zilo: We are not moving out of Rome, we are focusing on decentralizing portions of our business, what we're calling the Arabization of Orbit. Over the last five years we've encountered …

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Uses and Gratifications of Satellite TV in Egypt

Extract from a thesis submitted to the Journalism and Mass Communication Department, The American University in Cairo, June 1998 Introduction When Marshall McLuhan spoke of the global village, he clearly had the web of electronic networks that encircle the world in mind. Certainly, instant communication on a world- wide basis …

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Sheikh Saleh Kamel, Chairman of the Board, ART

TBS: If you were able to start all over again, after your ventures into radio and television as a partner in the Middle East Broadcasting Centre (MBC), and your opening of specialty channels on Arab Radio and Television (ART), and seeking a satellite code for the region, and broadcasting a variety …

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