Home / page 5

World Affairs

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 …

Read More »

TBS 14: Satellite Chronicles

TBS continues its month-by-month record of events in the Arab and Islamic satellite world as reported in the press and by BBC Monitoring.  December 2004 to May 2005   December 7 MBC Children's Channel Walid al-Ibrahim, president of Dubai-based Middle East Broadcasting Center's board of directors, announces that the station …

Read More »

Technical Review: Cabsat 2005

This year's CABSAT attracted around 400 companies from some 50 countries and a number of national pavilions, including the UK, China, Germany, and Korea. The event focused on three main sections: Cable & Satellite, Communications, and Broadcast & Production. It also marked the kick off of the first Middle East …

Read More »

BOOK REVIEW | Televising War: From Vietnam to Iraq

Review by Rasha El-Ibiary, University of Newcastle Upon Tyne Hoskins, Andrew. Televising War: From Vietnam to Iraq. London: Continuum International Publishing Group. 2004. Paperback. 148 pages. ISBN: 0826473067 $35.95. In discussing obstacles and challenges constraining critical journalism, Andrew Hoskins essentially traces development in policy and techniques of war coverage, from Vietnam …

Read More »