Reporting the Middle East: Challenges and Chances
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Introduction — Conflict Mediatization in the Middle East (217 KB)
Numerous studies address the flow of information between nations and states — especially in the era of globalization — and its contribution to the development of relations across physical borders. By contrast, little attention has been paid to the circumstances under which parties in conflict initiate and build barriers to free flow of information. The conflict in the Middle East may serve as a test bed of controlled disruption of information flow, as covered in Reporting the Middle East: Challenges and Chances. Two parallel types of confrontations appear to take place in the Middle East: the actual physical conflict, and the "war of words," conducted via the media, with each side firing its own verbal missiles. Reporting the Middle East: Challenges and Chances aims to show that the media arena is a key element in understanding the Middle East conflict. Media coverage of Middle Eastern affairs remains critical, if only because of its power in determining sources of information, setting decision makers' agendas, and influencing management of the physical confrontation.
The late Professor Dan Caspi was the former chair of the Department of Communications Studies, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (2004–2009) and the Founding Chair of the Israel Communication Association (ISCA)
Daniel Rubinstein is an Israeli journalist and author. He received his BA from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1961, majoring in Middle Eastern studies and sociology.
Cover Type: Hardcover
Page Count: 196
Year Published: 2017