The aftermath of the suicide attacks on the World trade Centre in USA on 11 September 2001, commonly called 9/11, has brought the Middle-East's media on the global front as it attracts unprecedentedinternational attention. Criticism was levelled generally against the Arab media. This closer media scrutiny developed with rise of al-Jazeera, a pan-Arabic satellite channel started in Qatar in 1996. For many media critics, the central issue was not incitement through television images, but the...
After 9/11, Pakistan, led by General Pervez Musharraf, reversed course under pressure from the United States and joined the "War on Terror" as a US ally. Having failed to convince the Taliban to hand over bin Laden and other members of Al Qaeda, Pakistan provided the U.S. a number of military airports and bases for its attack on Afghanistan, along with other logistical support. Since 2001, Pakistan has arrested over five hundred Al-Qaeda members and handed them over to the United...
Digital publishing has opened a new era in publishing as well as in readers habits. It gives many new opportunities for everyone who wants to read, write or do research. Nowadays, each person can issue a publication on the Internet for free or publish a book at a low cost. People also have many possibilities to read a lot of books, magazines, and articles for free if they have Internet. They can also see all the new books simply by looking at the bookstore websites. Those who have an e-book...
The video game industry is a 41.9 billion dollar market worldwide and it is expected to continue to grow at 9.1% annually. It is also considered one of the fastest growing industries worldwide. (Caron) Leaders in the gaming industry like Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo constantly churn out "super powerful, 128-bit game consoles to the market…competing madly with one another to create the fastest video-game console ever, each boasting more horsepower than some of the most powerful...
We shall have to adapt ourselves to the shadowy screen and to the cold machine.This swift change of scene, this blending of emotion and experience - it is much better than the heavy, long-drawn-out kind of writing to which we are accustomed. It is closer to life. In life, too, changes and transitions flash by before our eyes, and emotions of the soul are like a hurricane. The cinema has divined the mystery of motion. And that is greatness. (Leo Tolstoy 1908, quoted in Spiegel 1976: 162)The...
From simple communication device to powerful application platforms has what technological development done to the mobile in the past few years. Mobile as emerged as a powerful application platform as result of the hungry market and effort of massive researchers constantly trying to develop and give the market something new. In this process both the developers and designer have constantly worked another continuous pressure and have worked out different application and operating system for the...
Objective 1: To examine the rising tide celebrity culture in newspapers, magazines, TV and the Internet. Together with the media explosion, celebrity culture has become a rising tide on all field of communication industry. Moreover, celebrity content has been basic to the news media in the recent century. From the nightly television programmes to mass market magazines to the online edition of newspapers, celebrity news has proved its efficiency to attract attention and to impulse consumption...
Have you ever thought that the money you spend on cable or satellite TV services can be saved for something else? With emerging technologies that allow anyone with an Internet connection to watch free online TV, you can now cut down your costs significantly. How? Just browse through hundreds of thousand resources available on the web and choose the one that has all the features you need for a pleasant and convenient time for watching a movie or your favorite TV show from the convenience of your...
The term Artificial Reality, coined by Myron Krueger, has been in use since the 1970s; however, the origin of the term ;Virtual Reality; can be traced back to the French playwright, poet, actor, and director Antonin Artaud. In his seminal book The Theatre and Its Double (1938), Artaud described theatre as "la réalite virtuelle", a virtual reality "in which characters, objects, and images take on the phantasmagoric force of alchemy's visionary internal dramas" It has...
Introduction Media is considered as a traditionally male job and generally it is thought that women journalists can not skip the glass ceiling phenomenon. Pakistan is another minefield of challenges for journalists, especially female journalists. The problem prevails mostly in electronic media scenario as women are making more appearances on screen with the boom of private TV channels. They are considered less prominent. Female journalists working in developed countries are also facing such...