Television and Radio Network:
TBS interviewed Orbit's CEO, and got briefed on "a new interactive era."
with Orbit CEO Samir Abdulhadi
Announces New Channels and Services by Hamid Ouddane
Satellite Broadcasting in the Age of Globalization":
from the Cambridge conference.
Jasim Al-Azzawi, Jon Alterman,
and Faisal Al-Kasem at the CMEIS conference.
Nineteen Mass Communication
scholars and leading Arab professional broadcasters gathered for three days in
Cambridge, UK, to consider the issue of "Furthering Integration and Enhancing
Fragmentation in the Arab World." The conference was sponsored by the Center of
Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies (CMEIS) and convened by CMEIS fellow Khalid
Hroub. The four papers reproduced here are provisional versions; final versions
of the proceedings will be published in full in book form.
Effects of Satellite Television on Arab Domestic Politics by Jon B. Alterman
Impact of Arab Satellite Television on Culture and Value Systems in Arab Countries:
Perspectives and Issues by Muhammad L. Ayish
We Talk To The Enemy? by Jasim Al-Azzawi
Satellite Channels Between State and Private Ownership: Current and Future Implications
by Naomi Sakr
one of the region's smaller channels, struggles with financial and political
issues. Noha El-Hennawy reports.
stranger to controversy, Al Jazeera riles rulers once again. Assya Y. Ahmed
listens to "the opinion…and the other opinion."
El Mehwar is one of a new crop of privately-owned stations. However, finding
that special niche is not easy, even if you know what you want to say, as Naila
court-ordered closure of Lebanon's Murr TV calls the country's reputation
for press freedom into question. Assya Y. Ahmed traces the web of politics,
religion, and money.
TV has quietly sought out the Arab world's most forgotten audienceyouth
under 25. But can its version of the modern Arab win the day? Hassan M. Fattah
reports from Beirut.
News Center Setting Up in London for LBC and Al-Hayat: An Interview with Jihad
Khazen and Salah Nemett by S. Abdallah Schleifer.
Guys on the Block: Al-Majd 2 and Khalifa TV by the TBS editors.
The following stories
appeared too soon before TBS's deadline to allow reporting. TBS considered them
important enough to quote direct from the press.
Politics and Palestine (Al-Ahram Weekly)
Wake-up Call? (Al-Ahram Weekly)
Jazeera Dealt New Blow By Kuwait (News World)
Releases Al Jazeera Journalists (News World)