A Letter from the Publisher


Book Essay: " Watchdogs of War? Books on Media and 'Operation Iraqi Freedom'" by Ralph D. Berenger

Books in Brief

De Beer, Arnold S. and John C. Merrill (Eds.) Global Journalism: Topical Issues and Media Systems.
Reviewed by Ralph D. Berenger.

Nacos, Brigitte L. (2002) Mass-Mediated Terrorism: The Central Role of the Mass Media in Terrorism and Counterterrorism.
Reviewed by Rasha El-Ibiary.

Rampton, Sheldon and John Stauber (2003). Weapons of Mass Deception: The Uses of Propaganda in Bush's War on Iraq. London: Robinson.
Reviewed by Rasha El-Ibiary.

Rugh, William A. (2004) Arab Mass Media: Newspapers, Radio and Television in Arab Politics.
Reviewed by Ralph D. Berenger.

Smalley, Ben (ed.) (2004) Middle East Media Guide 2004 Edition.
Reviewed by Ralph D. Berenger.

Zayani, Mohamed. Arab Satellite Television and Politics in the Middle East.
Reviewed by Ralph D. Berenger.

Film Reviews:

Doyen Arabic satellite channel Al Jazeera has not only caused the emptying of buckets of ink, real and virtual, in the print and other media, it has been the subject of at least three recent documentary films. TBS presents reviews of Jehane Noujaim's Control Room, Tewfik Hakem's Al Jazeera: Voice of Arabia, and Lars Otten's The Media and Democracy in the Arab World.

Satellite Chronicles:

TBS introduces Satellite Chronicles, a new department providing an ongoing month-by-month record of events in the Arab and Islamic satellite worlds, as reported in the press.


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