Archive – Volume 2, No. 1

Volume 2, No. 1
Spring / Summer 2012

Special issue: Covering the Arab Spring:
Middle East in the Media – the Media in the Middle East

Ehab Galal & Riem Spielhaus
Editorial | PDF-Fulltext

Akademische Artikel / Peer Reviewed Articles

Media as actors for change?

Edward Webb
Holding Back The Flood: Regimes of Censorship in the Middle East & North Africa in Comparative Perspective
(article in English)
special issue
Abstract | PDF-Fulltext

Amr Osman & Marwa Abdel Samei
The Media and the Making of the 2011 Egyptian Revolution
(article in English)
special issue
Abstract | PDF-Fulltext

Lorenzo Trombetta
Altering Courses in Unknown Waters: Interaction between Traditional and New Media during the first Months of the Syrian Uprising
(article in English)
special issue
Abstract | PDF-Fulltext

Zvi Bar’el
Reshaping the Hegemony: State-Owned Media in Egypt after the Revolution
(article in English)
special issue
Abstract | PDF-Fulltext

Covering The Arab Spring beyond the Middle East

Massimo Di Ricco
The Arab Spring is a Latin American Winter: TeleSUR’s “Ideological Approach” and the Breakaway from the Al-Jazeera Network
(article in English)
special issue
Abstract | PDF-Fulltext

Mikkel Fugl Eskjær
Changing Revolutions, Changing Attention? Comparing Danish Press Coverage of the Arab Spring in Tunisia and Syria
(article in English)
special issue
Abstract | PDF-Fulltext

Hanne Jørndrup
Journalism’s Rewriting of History in Reporting the Arab Spring
(article in English)
special issue
Abstract | PDF-Fulltext

Buchrezensionen / Book Reviews

Ursula Götz
Zelizer, Barbie/ Allan, Stuart (eds.): Journalism after September 11 (2011) (review in German)
Read Review

Iren Schulz
Corinna Peil: Mobilkommunikation in Japan. Zur kulturellen Infrastruktur der Handy-Aneignung (2011) (review in German)
Read Review

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