Title:The News Media at War - The Clash of Western and Arab Networks in the Middle East
Hard cover in very tidy condition. No inscriptions or markings. 308pp. Tarek Cherkaoui reveals how geo-political and ideological legacies of the past, which divide the world into a dichotomy of 'us' against 'them', play a dominant role in reinforcing the ensuing polarisation of our media. This book studies the complexities of media coverage of the Iraq War against a backdrop of clashing Orientalist and pan-Arab paradigms, through the examples of two leading global and transnational news networks, CNN International and Al Jazeera. It examines the cross-cultural factors that made American television networks cover the war very differently from their Arab counterparts. In this deep study, full of insights, Cherkaoui explains why and how America and the Arab world misperceive each other. By situating his analysis in the context of the Iraq War, Cherkaoui provides important new perspectives on one of the defining events of the 21st century...
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