Published by Pacmedia Publishers Ltd, Auckland, 2002
Paperback. Condition: Good. No Jacket. First Edition. Paperback in good condition. Previous owner name inside. Some foxing to page edges and e/p's. Binding tight. `Island Kingdom Strikes Back' is like a Who's Who in Tonga's society and politics in the last fifteen years or so, and chronicles in clear brisk prose the vicissitudes this newspaper and Tongan society went through in that period; the foolish and baseless censorship, the ignorant and heartrending destruction of liberty, the amazing corruption, the abuse of power, the mendacity and profanity of authority. One has to read this publication to believe that all this is standard fare, the reality in this South Pacific island country.
Seller Inventory # 26528
Published by I.B. Tauris, London, 2017
Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. First Edition. Hard cover in very tidy condition. No inscriptions or markings. 308pp. Tarek Cherkaoui reveals how geo-political and ideological legacies of the past, which divide the world into a dichotomy of 'us' against 'them', play a dominant role in reinforcing the ensuing polarisation of our media. This book studies the complexities of media coverage of the Iraq War against a backdrop of clashing Orientalist and pan-Arab paradigms, through the examples of two leading global and transnational news networks, CNN International and Al Jazeera. It examines the cross-cultural factors that made American television networks cover the war very differently from their Arab counterparts. In this deep study, full of insights, Cherkaoui explains why and how America and the Arab world misperceive each other. By situating his analysis in the context of the Iraq War, Cherkaoui provides important new perspectives on one of the defining events of the 21st century.
Seller Inventory # 26411