The Arab world is currently undergoing a radical media revolution, with the launch of numerous satellite and cable channels.
The era of state-controlled media is coming to an end as privately-owned channels emerge.
This book presents a comprehensive analysis of the broadcasting similarities and differences between Al-Jazeera, Al-Arabiya and Al-Hurra.
It is distinct in its focus on both the discursive practices of these channels and the sociological aspects that contribute to their formation.
Key Features *provides a critical overview of the development of Arab media *examines the aims, objectives and programmes of Al-Jazeera Arabic, Al-Hurra and Al-Arabiya *explores the impact of these channels on the Arabic public sphere *compares their broadcasting strategies, programmes and use of language *includes comparative case studies of their coverage of the 2006 conflict between Hezbollah and Israel, and the period following the 2003 invasion of Iraq