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New Issue of the Arab Media and Society

The online journal Arab Media & Society has published its new issue that discusses the role of social media before the Arab Spring and the current state of traditional news media. All included articles are available online or in the PDF format for download. Arab Media & Society, formerly TBS Journal, is a joint project of The Center for Electronic Journalism at the American University in Cairo and the Centre for Middle East Studies at St. Antony’s College, Oxford.
 
Woods, Robert H., Jr., and Kevin Healey, eds., Prophetic Critique and Popular Media: Theoretical Foundations and Practical Applications. Peter Lang Publishing; First edition (January 15, 2013) abstract full text

New Book: Prophetic Critique and Popular Media: Theoretical Foundations and Practical Applications

Although this book is diverse in perspective, each author seeks to expose how the content, institutions, and technologies of popular media alternately support—or undermine—the basic values of equality, human dignity, and social justice. By foregrounding such universal principles, the authors distinguish their arguments from critical/cultural scholarship that fails to acknowledge its own normative foundations and implicit theology of culture. The authors demonstrate the efficacy of this framework by applying it to specific case studies in popular media including theater, film, music, journalism, and digital culture. The book argues that the prophetic critique of mass media is essential to maintaining a productive tension between religious communities and the institutions of secular democracy.

New Book: National Broadcasting and State Policy in Arab Countries

The book provides a state-of-the-art analysis of the situation of national television, and address the following central question: What do the Arab national broadcastings say today about public policy in this sector and about political opening? The contributors to this volume deal with the reforms of public broadcasting organizations, relationships between national, private and public actors in this sector, and finally the evolution, perspectives and issues of national broadcasting.
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