Presentation Title: The Algerian media landscape in the transnational era

Section: Disruption and its prevention II

Location: , 104

Date & Time: Friday, April 19, 2013 - 11:55am - 12:10pm


How can a national media landscape become freer after decades of government control? Many have suggested that in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region the emergence of a “free” transnational media model since the 1990s could revolutionize national media systems. This argument often refers to pan-Arab satellite television, most prominently al-Jazeera and the Middle East Broadcasting Center (MBC), and to online media outlets. In this presentation, I challenge this premise by investigating how a national media landscape within MENA has evolved in the transnational media era, as local journalists react to the emergence of these foreign competitors. I focus on the Algerian case, where the entrance of pan-Arab satellite channels and of French television has been met with a clearly articulated “nationalist” response from journalists and public audiences. For my study, I rely mostly on national press legislation, audience surveys, media content analysis, journalists’ accounts, and NGO reports.



Type of Presentation: Individual oral

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Presentation Area: International Studies

Presentation Topic: Communication

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Presenter Information
Presenter(s): Venturini, Maia Giulia Laure
Major(s): Middle East Studies
Class Year(s): 2013

Sponsor(s): Armanios, Febe
Dept(s): History/Department of Middle East Studies

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