Propaganda & Mass Persuasion: Arabic Stations Compete for Attention

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Arabic Stations Compete for Attention

In Arabic Stations Compete for Attention by MacFARQUHAR he explains that his article talks about the television stations competing against another to get viewers to watch their station. One satelite station Al Jazeerat hat is in Qatar, their are many new and smaller stations that are challenging views on Arab viewers. The Al Jazeera is very graphic with their pictures than any network. Also Al Jazeera is a popular station, one Iraqi lady says she watches the news all day and according to her mood will she change the channel, but she states to watch Al Jazeera the most. Another satellite network is Abu Dhabi. This network goes in deep to want they want to get for their story. Its slogan is known as "On the Front Line" and Al Jazeera is "War on Iraq". On the other hand, In Syria "the government views Al Jazeera as insufficiently antiwar" All these networks compete with one another to get the best story out to the viewers for them to watch. In my other blog I had mentioned how CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News compete against one another for the best stories. Every station wants to have viewers watch them and want to keep their ratings up even if it means spending more money to get it. These stations play such a big role in our every day lifes and some people dont even realize what it takes to get such a great story, becuase we are the viewers and we are only watching while they might put their life on the line to get us a story.

1 Comments:

Blogger A. Mattson said...

Why is it impportant to Americans what people in the Middle East are watching? Why is opinion about Al Jazeera so volatile? Why is opinion so divided on this network in the region? Can a network that both Syria, Saudi Arabia and the U.S. dislike be all bad?

4/24/2006 10:24 PM  

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