REVIEW: Noted: Al Jazeera a classic example of soft power

  • Philip Cass Unitec

Abstract

Intercultural Communications as a Clash of Civilisations: Al-Jazeera and Qatar's Soft Power, by Tel Samuel-Azran. New York: Peter Lang, 2016. 172 pages. ISBN 978-1-4331-2264-4 

WITH the current stand-off between Qatar and Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and their allies, Samuel-Azran’s book is extremely timely. Launched in 1996, Al-Jazeera now broadcasts on multiple channels and in four languages at a cost of $650 million a year. It reaches 260 million homes in 130 countries.

Keywords: Al Jazeera, Arab Spring, civil rights, democracy, globalisation, public sphere, Qatar, soft power, television
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Published
20-01-2018
How to Cite
Cass, P. (  ). REVIEW: Noted: Al Jazeera a classic example of soft power. Pacific Journalism Review : Te Koakoa, 23(2), 227-228. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.24135/pjr.v23i2.342