By Van Der Veer
This number of essays covers the media and public debate size of the occasions of Sept. 11 and past, from the viewpoint of heart japanese and Asian international locations. the 1st a part of the ebook bargains with using the media as an software of war, the transforming into value of faith, the emergence of transnational media and a transnational public sphere and the connection among the West and the remainder of the realm. the second one a part of the ebook comprises 9 case reviews in relation to assorted elements of the center East and Asian international, all with a powerful empirical concentration, whereas even as elaborating the book's theoretical issues.
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The old-fashioned social conservatives of the US right wing saw in the emerging new world order the threat of a capitalist international that was unmoved by appeals to nationalism or ‘traditional American values’ when they stood in the path of profit. The passage of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) enraged these conservatives, who began to sound like leftists in their criticisms of the ‘Republicrat’ coalition that serves international corporate interests.
Initially staffed largely by BBC graduates, Al-Jazeera ‘provides Arab news from an Arab perspective, with journalists who hail from Mauritania to Iraq – no single nation The West and the Rest 35 dominates’ (Zednik 2002). By providing news that was defined neither by Western news agencies nor, like all state-owned media in the Arab world, by government interests, Al-Jazeera rapidly attracted the attention and loyalty of audiences throughout the Arab world. Not surprisingly, Arab governments have not generally been happy with this programming, but they have not always been able to resist its popularity.
Golden 2002) US government propaganda efforts have focused on entertainment as well as news media. In October 2001 a meeting was held between network heads and studio chiefs in Hollywood and members of the Bush Administration at which the executives committed themselves to new initiatives in support of the war on terrorism. These initiatives would stress efforts to enhance the perception of America around the world, to ‘get out the message’ on the fight against terrorism and to mobilize existing resources, such as satellites and cable, to foster better global understanding.
Media, War and Terrorism: Responses from the Middle East and Asia (Politics in Asia) by Van Der Veer