Futurewatch

by Jennifer Coote

Introduction

A workshop report from US Institute for Peace examined Arab media, August, 05 (http://usip.org/virtual diplomacy/publications/ reports/18.html), with special focus on attitudes to US and to the West. The relevant Arab governments play a double role since mostly, they control the media, where they appease the ideological positions of their own threatening insurgencies while focusing public ire on external factors rather than domestic oppression. Recently, low-cost access to Arab satellite TV has resulted an explosion of channels all competing for market share.(continue…)

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