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Book: Qatar and the Arab Spring

This book offers a frank examination of Qatar’s startling rise to regional and international prominence, describing how its distinctive policy stance toward the Arab Spring emerged. In only a decade, Qatari policy-makers — led by the Emir, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, and his prime minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim Al-Thani — catapulted Qatar from a sleepy backwater to a regional power with truly international reach. In addition to pursuing an aggressive state-branding strategy with its successful bid for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Qatar forged a reputation for diplomatic mediation that combined intensely-personalised engagement with financial backing and favourable media coverage through the Al-Jazeera.

New Book: Al Jazeera and Democratization: The Rise of the Arab Public Sphere

The book analyses the increasing role of the media in political transformations with a special emphasis on the Arab world. Taking the Al Jazeera media network as a case study, the author explains how engaging the public and providing platforms for open debate and free expression contributed to the emergence of a new vibrant Arab public sphere.

New Book: Al Jazeera and the Global Media Landscape: The South is Talking Back

This book analyzes how and why Al Jazeera English (AJE) became the channel of choice to understand the massive protests across the Arab world 2011. Aiming to explain the ‘Al Jazeera moment,’ it tracks the channel’s bumpy road towards international recognition in a longitudinal, in-depth analysis of the channel’s editorial profile and strategies. Studying AJE from its launch in mid-November 2006 to the ‘Arab Spring’, it explains and problematizes the channel’s ambitious editorial agenda and strategies, examines the internal conflicts, practical challenges and minor breakthroughs in its formative years.

Report: Social Media in Ramadan

The Online Project, a social media agency based in Jordan, released its report titled Social Media in Ramadan: Exploring Arab User Habits on Facebook & Twitter. The report focuses on Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, KSA and the UAE, and includes several infographics.

New Book: News Media in the Arab World: A Study of 10 Arab and Muslim Countries

The book investigates the role of newspapers and television in news provision and the impact of new media developments, most especially the emergence of the internet as a platform for news distribution and of international satellite television channels such as Al Jazeera. Examining the constantly developing nature of news, the collection contains separately authored chapters produced by the researchers responsible for each original analysis, covering Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Oman, Qatar, Palestine, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

Survey: Media Use in the Middle East

The Northwestern University in Qatar conducted its Media Use in the Middle East survey and made the findings available online on an interactive website. the survey covers eight countries: Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, and the UAE.

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.

Call for Articles for Edited Book on “Society, Cyber Media and Social Transformation in the Arab Gulf”

Dubai
Unites Arab Emirates
Zayed University Press (the Interdisciplinary Studies on the Arabian Gulf)
http://zupress.zu.ac.ae/en/call_manuscripts/index.html
Oman, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, social aspects, Saudi Arabia, economic studies, sociology, information and communication technology, Qatar, Bahrain
Dec 1, 2012

New Issue of the Arab Media & Society

The online journal Arab Media & Society has published its new issue that reflects on the role of social media in the Arab uprisings. Contributors "question and qualify the power of new media to effect long-term political change." 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.

New Book: Al Jazeera English: Global News in a Changing World

The book thoroughly examines Al Jazeera English's origins and background, its coverage methods (including coverage of conflicts and the Arab spring), effects on its global audience, and its place in the world of mediated geopolitics.
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