Could it be that Al Jazeera’s powerful women have such an attraction for Arab men because they trigger childhood fantasies when they enjoyed their mothers’ story-telling and improvisations on the ” Nights”? This summer, I became terribly jealous of Muntaha al-Rimhy, one of Al Jazeera’s most intellectually sharp anchor women: The original text of the first quote reads fal-mir’atu ‘aynun wahidatun, was-suwaru kathiratun fi ‘ayn al-ra’i. Because of the oil reserves, all major players-be they private investors, like Saudi princes, heads of state, or ayatollahs-have to listen carefully to what the viewers want, both to gain political power by influencing public opinion and to attract advertising. How to explain this sudden passion of the supposedly macho Arabs for Al Jazeera’s powerful women. Should we not expect the television drama during this sacred month to nurture our pious cravings?
In her assessment of the “New Order of Information in the Arab Broadcasting System,” Tourya Guaaybess makes the ironic comment that we are witnessing an unexpected “growing market of political liberalism. This brings us to understand better why intellectually dazzling female Al Jazeera hosts enchant male viewers. Dar al-Kitab al-‘Arabi, Beirut, Lebanon, date not indicated, p. One of the most “shocking” rumors after September 11 was that of the sudden merger between the Saudi-owned newspaper Al Hayat and LBC Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation , “which started as a Maronite militia channel in the civil war,” 17 according to some analysts and is “controlled by a board dominated by ministers and officials close to the Syrian government” 18 according to others. The worst is to be petrified by one’s fears to the point of being paralyzed and forced to shrink inward. What rang strange bells in that sacred month was that the extraordinary appeal of the female hostesses of Al Jazeera was due to their breaking of sexual taboos. Both films are set during the s British occupation of Egypt and both take their viewers into politically entangled romantic tales set in the harems of the corrupt Turkish Sultan who then ruled. Once the channel started losing money, “my mandate was to change it into a more commercial channel and therefore the news played less importantly perhaps than entertainment and sport, because that was what advertisers want to see.
Does this extraordinary presence of the belly-dancer in the Ramadan television shows reflect reality or is it simply a seductive maneuver on the part of the producers to attract audiences? From the dazzling Mat of Sheba to the irresistible Zuleikha in the sacred Koran, to horse-riding Shirin in the Persian legends and the subversive Scheherazade in Arabic tales, to modern women artists today, the feminine stands as a challenge in Islamic art.
Asking for a fatwa was part of the constant interactive dialogue technically known as jadal, which helped the prophet build a formidable Muslim community in less than a decade between and But Arab satellite-television somehow seems to capture the intoxicating pre-Islamic spell of women and fuels it with an alarming glow. And anxiety is indeed the daily share of many of us, Muslims or not, who witness the apocalyptic vanishing of our familiar frontiers.
Once the channel started losing money, “my mandate was to change it into a more commercial channel and therefore the news played less importantly perhaps than entertainment and sport, because that was what advertisers want to see. Walid Najm “Cultural Programs: Since the September 11 attack, all media lobbies, be they Saudi or Iranian-owned, who used to scorn Arab citizens and club them with one-sided propaganda, are now shifting to interactive programming to please viewers who can surf freely and zap between channels because satellite broadcasting has destroyed state boundaries and empowered illiterates.
Both are controlled by Rxbat princes: The English translation used here is that of R. But “according to analysts Because of the oil reserves, all major players-be they private investors, like Saudi princes, heads of state, or ayatollahs-have to listen carefully to what the viewers want, both to gain political power by influencing public opinion and to attract advertising.
Indeed, the internet is reviving the oral tradition of Islam begun by the Prophet in Medina. With the satellite media industry, Arab women are competing for pan-Arab influence and, beyond it, for global sway. The irony is that the camp of pluralism and democracy is rapidly winning in the Arab World since September 11, not because the left has maw the battle, but because the conservative heads of state and oil princes who have invested their assets in extremist propaganda, are now shifting to courting audiences in general and promoting women in particular.
Dirama Ramadan” “Necessity or Seduction? Saudi Arabian propagandists were the first to create planetary media lobbies; in the ls, they armed themselves with digitally printed transnational newspapers and satellites. The Big Satellite Scare: For Ibn ‘Arabi, the female lover is “tayyar” or, literally, endowed with wings, an idea that the Muslim mmawt painters often tried to capture.
Fal-Huda huwa an yahtadi al insan ila l-hayrati fa ya’lam. rabaat
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Mohamed El-Nawawy and Adel Iskandar op cit. TBS 12, Spring- Summer Many of the male viewers of satellite broadcasting do not seem to think that their masculinity is threatened if women show their power. Mast is rather more difficult to find convincing communicators like Al Jazeera’s who win audiences by transforming talk shows into “boxing rings.
Nabil Ali “Thuna’iyyat al-asr: One of the most “shocking” rumors after September 11 was that of the sudden merger between the Saudi-owned newspaper Al Hayat and LBC Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation”which started as a Maronite militia channel in rabst civil war,” 17 according to some analysts and is “controlled by a board dominated by ministers and officials close to the Syrian government” 18 according to others.
You really need to see only three women sitting together, even if silent, to make you realize the gravity of mawy an impediment as the lack of sexual appetite.
Both films are set during the s British occupation of Egypt and both take their viewers into politically entangled romantic tales set in the harems of the corrupt Turkish Sultan who then ruled. The man’s name, Qasim Amin, is also the title of the television mxroc which competed for stardom with “Rider without a Horse” on many of the fifty or so Arab satellite channels during Ramadan.
But while the hero of “Rider without a Horse” mingled with the British upper class and tried matw profit from it in an opportunistic way, “Qasim Amin” forces the viewer to reject that ruling class as ql, because he identifies “with his humiliated mother and with one of her co-spouses who were suffering from the arrogance of the harem master. Al-Hayat by prince Khaled Mawh Sultan, the son of the Saudi defense minister who led his country’s troops during the Gulf War, and Asharq al-Awsat, which has a staff ofsells 80, printed copies, and is accessible to million readers on the Internet; the latter belongs to another Saudi prince, Salman Ibn Abdelaziz, the governor of Riyadh and the brother of the King of Saudi Arabia.
Mawf are among the winners in this power shift because “the new information technologies are basically anti-hierarchical and detrimental to power concentration,” explains Nabil Ali, an Arab linguistics and digital technology expert. Promoting strong female stars has proven to be a fantastic asset for the Saudis’ most threatening TV rival.
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In her assessment of the “New Order of Information in the Arab Broadcasting System,” Tourya Guaaybess makes the ironic comment that we are witnessing an unexpected “growing market of political liberalism.
She deliberately avoided talking about sexual impotence ‘ajz and used the wicked futur ,” which literally means “a loss of energy level, a sudden weakness.
To catch up with Al Folm, MBC started looking for smart professional men and women rather than its usual singers, but it has to compete for such talent with Iran and the U.
Satellite broadcasting “by passes the two most important communication barriers-illiteracy and government control of content. If we don’t do it, someone else will.
Could it be that the satellite is reviving Arab msroc childhood universe where Scheherazade, the powerful female inventor of adventures, empowered them as children? To help man reach harmony wasatthat, is mxwt develop a balanced set of defense mechanisms which allows him to resist temptations without drifting into ascetic extremisms, is after all the key ideal Islam has been promoting for the fifteen centuries of its existence the year corresponds to the year of fil, Muslim calendar.
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A professor at Mohamed V University in Rabat MoroccoFatema Mernissi is currently a full-time researcher maaroc the IURS Institut Universitaire de Recherche Scientifique where she splits her time between animating writing workshops for civic actors seeking to influence public opinion through publications and conducting her own field-work based analysis of Moroccan society. One of MBC’s problems is that Arab female audiences seem to stick with al- Jazeera because of its rebellious images of femininity.
To get a quick glimpse of the speedy digital Arab galaxy build-up, the following two books are quite useful: It was the object of a whole school of dialogue training manuals such as the 13th-century Ibn ‘Uqayl’s The Book of Jadal According to the Way of the Theologians Kitab al-jadal ‘ala tariqat al-fuqaha.
A news channel such as Al Jazeera, funded by the Emir of Qatar with the objective of strengthening civil society and free speech, offered the possibility of becoming stars to intelligent, articulate speakers and program hosts of both sexes.
Dar al-Kitab al-‘Arabi, Beirut, Lebanon, date not indicated, p. By contrast, the internet, which is basically more of an individual experience, does not have that theatrical public dimension, so central to Islam, where the sexes are not supposed to have the same access and the same behavior. Ghada Fakhri is such a person: In so doing, it produces a positive movement within.
According to the latest news, MBC ‘s emergency move from London to Dubai was ” to get closer to its viewers so as to arrest its financial decline due to a catastrophic shrinking of audiences. But there is one final emotional nuance I would like to add which seems to me pertinent if we are to grasp the nascent trends of the digital Islam galaxy: While Amin Hussein, a mass communication expert, gives a technological answer to the question the satellites’ empowerment of womenthe artist Hisham Ghanem offers a more sophisticated psychoanalytical explanation-the Arab male’s identification with the woman as the victim who is taking revenge on her aggressors.
Therefore, it is no wonder that MBC shifted assets from its money-losing entertainment channel to launching a new channel devoted to information only. Women managed to shock the digital Umma the new satellite-connected Muslim community not only by belly-dancing in the most popular television series, but also as producers of films and as talk show anchors.
Since the Arabic language happens to be the sacred and common medium, investing in satellite communication was the shortcut to global supremacy. The Satellite, the Prince and Scheherazade.