Pan-Arab News Networks: Sky News Arabia


WHEN April 3, 2013
5 PM EST WHERE 19 Washington Square North Part of "Digital Religion: Knowledge, Politics, and Practice" WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute in New York Open to the Public

In 2010 Abu Dhabi launched the creation of an impartial and independent breaking news channel for the Arab world across multiple platforms, as a joint venture with the UK-based Sky television service.  With that mandate comes numerous challenges, such as how the channel will distinguish itself from competitors al-Arabiya, al-Jazeera and Alarab; its ability to deliver non-partisan, critical news coverage; and how social media might be leveraged to further the channel’s ambitions. 

In collaboration with The Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near East Studies and the NYU Center for Religion and Media

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