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How Al Jazeera is challenging and improving Egyptian journalism

How Al Jazeera is challenging and improving Egyptian journalism

Al Jazeera has adapted to a dispersed audience and fed its around-the-clock 24 hour news with bulletins that stand out through their innovation, their opposition to the status quo, and their ability to cross traditional boundaries. Not only has it exploited the emergence of a new 'information society' in the last decade of the twentieth century, but it has also accelerated such changes and helped to usher in a new era of competitive professionalism. Based on ethnographic research in Egypt, this paper focuses on how Al Jazeera has influenced change in the field of journalism in Egypt. The imperative of competition and emphasis on professionalism have caused exponential changes which have significant implications concerning the power of the state and the control of public opinion.

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