Urban renewal in the global village

Document Type

Book Chapter


Graduate School of Media and Communications


Abstract: A radical restructuring of the global media landscape and the emergence of information ghettos, in which US and Muslim audiences view policy through conflicting prisms, has transformed Palestine into a marker of Muslim identity among non-Arab Muslims. This development results, in part, from a failure of the Bush administration during its first term to recognize that Washington can no longer say one thing and do another, and has profound implications for future US relations with the Muslim world.


This work was published before the author joined Aga Khan University.

Publication (Name of Journal)

The real (Arab) world: is Reality TV democratizing the Middle East?: and other studies in satellite broadcasting in the Arab and Islamic worlds