Hegemonic no more: Western media, the rise of Al-Jazeera, and the influence of diverse voices

Seib, P. (2005). Hegomonic no more: Western media, the rise of Al-Jazeera, and the influence of diverse voices. International studies review, 601-615.

The author of this article discusses the rise of Al-Jazeera and the consequences this will have for Western news media. Al-Jazeera has been widely adopted by Arabic viewers and it has established itself as a major media player. The article suggests that the Arabic population has been overshadowed by the created worldview of being constantly under attack and defending itself against the West. Consequences of this process have resulted into a situation in which Arabs have become more sceptical about western sources of information. The dominant news stream from Western broadcasters has been disturbed by new Arabic channels, showing a different side on news stories and conflict situations. The article refers to the way in which Arabic news media channels present their news to their audience. Some differences have been notified in broadcasting news perspectives.  The article did not make use of methods to define a research question but is rather  written in form of an essay.