Hello Everybody!

One Journalist's Search for Truth in the Middle East

Author: Joris Luyendijk

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1847652972

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 253

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In Hello Everybody! a bestseller in his native Holland, Joris Luyendijk tells the story of his five yearsas a reporter in the Middle East. Young and inexperienced but fluent in Arabic, he speaks to stone throwers and soldiers, taxi drivers and professors, victims and aggressors chronicling first-hand experiences of dictatorship, occupation and war. But the more he witnesses, the less he understands and he becomes increasingly aware of the yawning gap between what he sees on the ground and what is later reported in the media. As a correspondent he is privy to the multitude of narratives with conflicting implications, yet again and again the media favours those stories that will confirm and reinforce the oversimplified beliefs of the West.Hello Everybody! Is a story of disillusionment and enlightenment, by turns hilarious and despairing, but most importantly it is a powerful wake up call to the way the media gives us a filtered and manipulated version of reality in the Middle East.

In Your Eyes a Sandstorm

Ways of Being Palestinian

Author: Arthur Neslen

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520264274

Category: History

Page: 306

View: 9263

"In this impossible task of representation, Arthur Neslen writes a book that is impossible to put down. "In Your Eyes a Sandstorm" is where Joyce's "The Dubliners" meets Howard Zinn's "A People's History." Thrilling, compassionate, and unflinching narratives and dialogues converge the critical events of contemporary Palestinian being into the present. Palestinians are field negroes, house negroes, ghettoized schlemiels and pariahs, ethnically cleansed, colonized, occupied, militant, pacifist, doctors, zookeepers, rappers, journalists, teachers, etc. They are also an original people who will continue to write a new story in the book of survival and hope, of overcoming suffering and, hopefully, of going beyond power." --Fady Joudah, author of "The Earth in the Attic" and translator of Mahmoud Darwish's "If I Were Another" "In this wonderful collection, one can hear the Palestinians speaking for themselves and not through others who may distort or dim their messages. Very few collections have brought home to us so vividly and authentically what it means to be a Palestinian today." --Ilan Pappe, author of "The Rise and Fall of a Palestinian Dynasty" "This highly original work is an important contribution to Palestine literature, especially in the way that personal narrative interacts with and enriches collective-national and public memory." --Nur Masalha, author of "Expulsion of the Palestinians: The Concept of "Transfer" in Zionist Political Thought" "Neslen powerfully gives voice to Palestinians, humanizes them, and reveals the complexities of Palestinian society." --Sara Roy, author of "Hamas and Civil Society in Gaza " "A remarkable achievement at the junction of Middle East politics and anthropology, this collection of interviews with Palestinians from eight successive generations--defined according to historical watersheds--is a necessary complement to treatise-like readings on the Palestinians and the Israel-Palestine conflict. It offers the means for a reasoned empathy with the Palestinian people, and provides a perfect counterpoint to the 'journey through the Israeli psyche' which Arthur Neslen took his readers on in his previous book." --Gilbert Achcar, author of "The Arabs and the Holocaust: The Arab-Israeli War of Narratives"

Global Media and National Policies

The Return of the State

Author: Terry Flew,Petros Iosifidis,Jeanette Steemers

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113749395X

Category: Social Science

Page: 228

View: 9545

Conventional wisdom views globalization as a process that heralds the diminishing role or even 'death' of the state and the rise of transnational media and transnational consumption. Global Media and National Policies questions those assumptions and shows not only that the nation-state never left but that it is still a force to be reckoned with. With contributions that look at global developments and developments in specific parts of the world, it demonstrates how nation-states have adapted to globalization and how they still retain key policy instruments to achieve many of their policy objectives. This book argues that the phenomenon of media globalization has been overstated, and that national governments remain key players in shaping the media environment, with media corporations responding to the legal and policy frameworks they deal with at a national level.

Across the Divide

Populists vs. Elites

Author: Joris Luyendijk

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1782833951

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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Before Brexit, before Trump, it was easy to dismiss populists as delusional. Not any more. The tide of populism is rising across Europe and it's time we started listening. Not to the politicians themselves, who are as full of bullshit as their mainstream counterparts, but to the complaints that are getting them into power. In this book, investigative journalist Joris Luyendijk turns his candid eye on the motives behind populist movements. Drawing on his experiences reporting from Middle East dictatorships and from within the banking sector, he paints a devastating picture of the corrupt current system and considers why it might not be so irrational to vote populist after all. Which is not to say that you should. Legitimate concerns have been made taboo or dismissed for so long that populism seems the only alternative, but its success is a surefire way of driving a truck through our democratic system. So Luyendijk set up a social experiment, breaking out of his own bubble and inviting populist voters to talk. The results are as surprising as they are heartening and show how we might we might force our mainstream political parties to reinvent themselves. Rather than catastrophe, the result of it all might be a repoliticised and refreshed democracy.

It's Not News, It's Fark

How Mass Media Tries to Pass Off Crap As News

Author: Drew Curtis

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101216921

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 4449

A hilarious exposé on the media gone awry, from the creator of the wildly popular Fark.com Have you ever noticed certain patterns in the news you see and read each day? Perhaps it’s the blatant fear-mongering in the absence of facts on your local six o’clock news (“Tsunami could hit the Atlantic any day!” Everybody panic!), or the seasonal articles that appear year after year (“Roads will be crowded this holiday season.” Thanks, AAA.). It’s Not News, It’s Fark is Drew Curtis’s clever examination of the state of the media today and a hilarious look at the go-to stories mass media uses when there’s just not enough hard news to fill a newspaper or a news broadcast. Drew exposes eight stranger-than-fiction media patterns that prove just how little reporting is going on in the world of reporters today. It’s Not News, It’s Fark examines all the “news” that was never fit for print in the first place, and promises to have you laughing along the way.

The Index

Author: H. Hotze

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 5882187672

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Devoted to the exposition of the mutual interests, political and commercial, of Great Britain and the Confederate States of America

Der Fall Jesus

ein Journalist auf der Suche nach der Wahrheit

Author: Lee Strobel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783865918000


Page: 319

View: 3438



Trump im Weißen Haus

Author: Bob Woodward

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644002738

Category: Political Science

Page: 512

View: 2643

Bob Woodward, die Ikone des investigativen Journalismus in den USA, hat alle amerikanischen Präsidenten aus nächster Nähe beobachtet. Nun nimmt er sich den derzeitigen Präsidenten vor und enthüllt den erschütternden Zustand des Weißen Hauses unter Donald Trump. Woodward beschreibt, wie dieser Präsident Entscheidungen trifft, er berichtet von eskalierenden Debatten im Oval Office und in der Air Force One, dem volatilen Charakter Trumps und dessen Obsessionen und Komplexen. Woodwards Buch ist ein Dokument der Zeitgeschichte: Hunderte Stunden von Interviews mit direkt Beteiligten, Gesprächsprotokolle, Tagebücher, Notizen – auch von Trump selbst – bieten einen dramatischen Einblick in die Machtzentrale der westlichen Welt, in der vor allem eines herrscht: Furcht. Woodward ist das Porträt eines amtierenden amerikanischen Präsidenten gelungen, das es in dieser Genauigkeit noch nicht gegeben hat.

New England Reporter ...

All Cases Determined in the Courts of Last Resort, as Follows: Maine, Supreme Judicial Court. New Hampshire, Supreme Court. Vermont, Supreme Court. Massachusetts, Supreme Judicial Court. Rhode Island, Supreme Court. Connecticut, Supreme Court of Errors

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Law reports, digests, etc

Page: N.A

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