No. 8, Spring/Summer 2002
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Eason Jordan, chief news executive and newsgathering president for the CNN News Group, talks to TBS about covering Afghanistan, the Middle East, and other hot spots; whether US audiences are talking more of an interest in world news in the wake of September 11, and CNN's aim of regionalizing coverage for audiences around the world.

Eason Jordan
Eason Jordan


Jasim Al-Azzawy
Abu Dhabi TV's Jasim Al-Azzawy on the air from Jerusalem


Abu Dhabi TV
Inside the Abu Dhabi Channel control room

Abu Dhabi Television Deputy Director Mohamed Dourrachad talks to TBS about covering the current crisis in the West Bank, how to achieve balanced coverage on a story that is so sensitive to viewers, and how the Abu Dhabi Channel has developed its news operation.
TBS spoke with Abu Dhabi Television anchor and executive producer Jasim Al-Azzawy, who was expelled from Jerusalem while on a trip to interview Yasser Arafat. Israeli officials say it was for biased coverage; Al-Azzawy and Abu Dhabi TV say it's an Israeli bias against the channel.
Media Groups Protest Israeli Harassment, Attacks Managing Editor Sarah Sullivan reports on another conflict in the Middle East—that between Israeli authorities and journalists from around the world who are covering events in the West Bank.
Reflections on the Arab Satellites, the Palestinian Intifada, and the Israeli War Abbas El Tounsy looks at how Al-Jazeera, Abu Dhabi, MBC, ANN, and other Arab satellite stations have covered the last few weeks of regional violence.
Will Hollywood Go to War? A special report by David Chambers on the US entertainment industry's response to September 11, and an exclusive interview with Ally McBeal co-executive producer Alice West for a six-months-later perspective on the role Hollywood might play.
US-Arab Cross-Communication Exchange: A Dialogue Amongst Mutes. Jihad Fakhreddine argues that the West and the Arab world, despite post-9/11 visions of the need for a meaningful dialogue, are failing to get their messages across.
What the Muslim World is Watching....or, What Some of the Arab World is Watching? TBS Contributing Editor David Wilmsen responds to Fouad Ajami's criticism of Al-Jazeera.

Boxing Rings: Al-Jazeera's Talk Shows An excerpt from the book "Al-Jazeera: How the Free Arab News Network Scooped the World and Changed the Middle East," by Mohammed El-Nawawy and Adel Iskandar (Westview Press, 2002).

'Covering the War' Tops ICC Agenda Rasha Abdulla reports from this year's International Communications Conference at the University of Miami
Covering the War on Terrorism Transcript of a panel discussion sponsored by the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University. Moderated by Dr. Michael Hudson, and featuring panelists:
Marvin Kalb
, Executive Director, Harvard University's Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics, and Public Policy
Hafez Al-Mirazi, Al-Jazeera Washington Bureau Chief
Rami Khouri, Internationally Syndicated Columnist and Nieman Fellow, Harvard University
Jacques Charmelot, Senior Diplomatic Correspondent, Agence France-Presse
Covering the Region, Covering the World
Latest Tenants at EMPC: Private Egyptian Channels, and One Million-Dollar Show TBS Contributing Editor Naila Hamdy files a special report from Egyptian Media Production City

Hala Sirhan on Egypt's new Dream TV

IPJ conference
From left, LAU President Dr. Riyad Nassar, Institute for Professional Journalists Director Magda Abu-Fadil, and Lebanese Information Minister Ghazi Aridi at the opening of the roundtable "Professional Ethics, Media Legislation, and Freedom of Expression in Lebanon."

A Dream TV Come True In an exclusive interview, Naila Hamdy talks to Hala Sirhan, vice president and popular presenter on Egypt's first privately owned satellite television network, Dream.

"The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" Contributing Editor Chris Forrester reports from Washington on new technology developments from the Satellite 2002 conference.

"Consolidation is Inevitable" Eutelsat CEO Giuliano Berretta tells Chris Forrester that small satellite operators have little to be optimistic about.
Business and Financial Journalism in Asia Transcript of a panel discussion held at Newsworld Asia, moderated by Chris Donville, Bloomberg
Featuring panelists:
Matt Winkler, Editor-in-Chief, Bloomberg
Melvin Yong, Finance News Editor, Channel News Asia
Zafar Siddiqi, Chairman and CEO, Middle East Business News
Cynthia Owens, Vice President for News Programming, CNBC
Debra Kocher, Vice President for Business Programming, CNNI
Dubai Cabsat Focuses on Interactive Services Stephen Quinn describes the latest technologies on display at the eighth Middle East international cable, satellite, broadcast, and communications exhibition, Cabsat
Roundtable Examines Ethics, Media Freedom in Lebanon Sarah Sullivan reports on a seminar sponsored by Lebanese American University's Institute for Professional Journalists
Global TV and Film Entertainment 'Framed' for India India's entertainment industry is going truly global, Janet Fine reports from the Business of Entertainment conference in Mumbai.

AUSACE 2001: Economy of Media in the New Middle East TBS Senior Editor and president of the Arab-US Association of Communication Educators Hussein Amin reports from the November conference.

From the Editors

Global Communication and World Politics: Domination, Development and Discourse (1999) by Majid Tehranian. Reviewed by Ralph D. Berenger.

Al-Jazeera: How the Free Arab News Network Scooped the World and Changed the Middle East (2002) by Mohammed El-Nawawy and Adel Iskandar. Reviewed by Douglas A. Boyd.

Global Electronic Commerce: Theory and Case Studies (1999) by J.C. Westland and T.H.K. Clark. Reviewed by Tino O. Fenech.

Electronic Media and Industrialized Nations: A Comparative Study (1999) by Donald R. Browne. Reviewed by Keval J. Kumar.

Television in Contemporary Asia (2000) edited by David French and Michael Richards. Reviewed by Philip Robertson.

Communication and Race: A Structural Approach (1998) by Oscar H. Gandy Jr. Reviewed by Brian Shoesmith.

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