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[eccr] Day conference on Broadcasting in the Arab World

Mon Apr 28 18:10:50 GMT 2003

>    Dear Colleagues,
>The Communication and Media Research Institute  (CAMRI) is organising a
>one day conference on
>"Broadcasting in the  Arab World:  Challenges and Prospects"
>Date: Tuesday, 10 June  2003,
>Venue: University of Westminster, 309 Regent Street, London  W1.
>The conference aims to bring together academics and practioners in  the
>field to discuss the repercussions of satellite development on  Arab
>broadcasting and the new public sphere in the making. The conference  will
>also address the war coverage in Iraq from the perspective of  different
>broadcasting channels.
>The main themes the conference will  address are:
>1- The changing world of Arab broadcasting: including  structure,
>technologies, regulations, and the connection between broadcasting  and
>2- Arab media audiences: discussing the status of  audience research in
>the Arab world and in the diaspora.
>3- Are we  witnessing an Arab public sphere in the making?  Discussion of
>the role  of Al-Jazeera channel and others in providing this free space
>where audiences  express their views freely and exchange ideas on a global
>4-  War Coverage: Looking into the various ways Al-Jazeera, CNN and the
>BBC  cover the Palestianian Israeli conflict and the war in Iraq.
>The  conference will be of interest to academics, journalists, students,
>diplomats  and others concerned about developments in the Arab media.
>Conference  fees: Students free.
>Academics, journalists and institutions:  £25.
>Places are limited, so please contact us soon to
>make a booking.  For more information, please contact:
>Alison  Sorrell
>Research Office
>Univesity of Westminster
>Northwick  Park
>E-mail: (Sorrela /at/
>Tel: 020 79115968;  Fax: 020 7911 5942

Carpentier Nico (Phd)
Vrije Universiteit Brussel - Free University Brussels
Studies on Media, Information & Telecommunication (SMIT)
Centre for Media Sociology (CeMeSO)
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