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Re-thinking Arab News Media Systems: CGCS lunchtime discussion

November 18, 2009
12:00PM - 01:00PM

Annenberg School for Communication, Room 300
3620 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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Categories: Seminar

Lunch will be provided on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please RSVP to lmorgan@asc.upenn.edu.

Media scholarship has primarily focused on the regional and global dimension of the “satellite revolution” in Arab news, insisting on concepts such as the “pan-Arab public sphere” and “media pan-Arabism.” Taking Egypt as a case study, Valeriani will move from a “purely” pan-Arab perspective to a broader approach that examines the complex relationship between pan-Arab satellite news media and national media systems. Through a discussion of journalists’ representations of their professional community, he investigates how far the coverage and practices of pan-Arab all-news broadcasters have blurred the borders of national media systems, creating new hybrid spaces.

Augusto Valeriani (Phd) is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the department of Politics, Institution and History at the University of Bologna (Italy) where he lectures in Mass Media and International Politics.