Since the eve of the war in Afghanistan, Al-Jazeera has become a global household name and a news source that cannot be ignored.
Globalization theorists argue that Al-Jazeera promotes a cross-cultural debate, enforcing a counter-hegemonic perspective on the West not evident in former crises.
Through a comprehensive empirical analysis covering the re-broadcasting of Al-Jazeera's images on major U.S. television networks since 9/11, this book draws an alternative picture, revealing that the advent of Al-Jazeera has actually eroded the counter-hegemonic debate in U.S. war reporting. It shows how the U.S. government persuaded television networks to systematically reformat legitimate war images from Al-Jazeera, labeling it a deviant network, in order to eliminate criticism of the war.
Moreover, an examination of the U.S. reception by bloggers and network carriers of Al-Jazeera's English-language website and channel reveals the U.S. administration's continued resolve and ability to limit public discourse.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 161 pages
- Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing Inc
- Publication Date: 18/05/2010
- Category: Public speaking guides
- ISBN: 9781433108655
- Paperback / softback from £21.55