Media and Politics in the Southern Mediterranean: Communicating Power in Transition after 2011, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Media and Politics in the Southern Mediterranean

Communicating Power in Transition after 2011, 1st Edition

Edited by Roxane Farmanfarmaian


224 pages

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Hardback: 9781138494886
pub: 2020-06-30
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This book provides a comparative study of government media instrumentalisation, women in TV talk shows and online surveillance. It explores the ways media and politics intersect and how this is impacting societies across the southern Mediterranean.

Table of Contents

Introduction, Roxane Farmanfarmaian

Part 1: Structure: Media Status in Governance and Society

2. Government-Media Relations in Tunisia: A paradigm shift in the culture of governance? George Joffé

3. The Authoritarian Trap in State/Media Structures in Morocco’s Political Transition, Bouziane Zaid

4. The Scissors and the Magnifying glass: Internet governance in the transitional Tunisian context, Alexis Artaud de la Ferrière & Narseo Vallina-Rodrigues

5. Social Media as a Space for Political Battles: AK Trolls and other politically motivated trolling, Erkan Saka

6. Under Watchful Eyes: Internet surveillance and citizen media in Morocco, the case of Mamfakinch, Samia Errazzouki

Part 2: Function: Media Values and the Politics of Sector Transition

7. All is Flux: A hybrid approach to macro-analysis of the Turkish media, Aslı Tunç

8. What is Private, What is Public, and Who Exercises Media Power in Tunisia? A hybrid-functional perspective on Tunisia’s media sector, Roxane Farmanfarmaian

9. Media in Morocco: A highly political economy, the case of press and online publications since the 1990s, Abdelfettah Benchenna, Driss Ksikes and Dominique Marchetti

10. Local Media in Turkey: The growth of Islamic networks in Konya's radio landscape, Ali Sonay

Part 3: Agency: Negotiating the Balance between Power and Public

11. Negotiating Identity: Gender and Tunisian talk shows, Zoë Petkanas

12. The Representation of Women in Moroccan Television Talk Shows, Kenza Oumlil

13. Understanding ‘New Turkey’ through Women’s Eyes: Gender politics in Turkish daytime talk shows, Yeşim Burul and Hande Eslen-Ziya

14.Negotiating Values in the Islamist Press after 2013, Michelangelo Guida

15. Reinforcing Citizenship through Civil Society and Media Partnerships: The case of community radios in Tunisia, Samar Samir Mezghanni

16. Radio and Political change : Listening in contemporary Morocco, Ali Sonay

17. Representation of Terror and Ethnic Conflict in the Turkish Press: An analysis of the Kurdish peace process, Ayse Seda Yuksel

18. Islamist Cyber-activism in Tunisia: Contesting the message, redefining the public, Kayla Branson

About the Editor

Roxane Farmanfarmaianis the Principal Investigator and Director of the University of Cambridge-Al-Jazeera Media Project

About the Series

History and Society in the Islamic World

Contemporary events in the Islamic world dominate the headlines and emphasise the crises of the Middle East and North Africa, yet the Islamic World is far larger and more varied than we realise. Current affairs there too mask the underlying trends and values that have, over time, created a fascinating and complex world. This new series is intended to reveal that other Islamic reality by looking at its history and society over the ages, as well as at the contemporary scene. It will also reach far further afield, bringing in Central Asia and the Far East as part of a cultural space sharing common values and beliefs but manifesting a vast diversity of experience and social order.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies