Katara Publishing House issues book on ‘Media in Qatar’

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Katara Publishing House issues book on ‘Media in Qatar’

This book is the first of its kind and a new approach in studying and analyzing media communication platforms reviewing Arab and foreign scientific sources, references and research, and the media process involved.

The “Katara Publishing House” affiliated to the Cultural Village Foundation / Katara / issued the book “Media in Qatar” in its first publication for the current year 2021, where the book examined the media in Qatar in a comprehensive and broad framework, and in an academic and methodical manner chronicling the historical development paths of media Media communication in the country, its types, and its various written, audio, visual and electronic platforms.

This book, written by Qatari academic and journalist Dr. Khaled Al-Jaber and written by His Excellency Dr. Hamad bin Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari, Minister of State and President of Qatar National Library, is the first of its kind and a new approach in studying and analyzing media communication platforms, as it reviews Arab and foreign scientific sources, references and research, the media process.

 The book states that the local, regional and international satellite stations and news sites that Qatar established and launched, greatly contributed to the formation of the new "public sphere" in the Arab world.

This book aims to deal with the progress of the media and means of communication in Qatar from the beginning of its inception, until the emergence of modern written and audio-visual means of communication, official and private devices and institutions, and it also reviews the most prominent stages and developments that it has gone through, and discusses the challenges it has faced since its inception and up to the present time.

The second chapter of the book focuses on the emergence of the press in its modern form, and the spread of Arab and foreign newspapers in Qatar, starting with the first press release, “Qatar Petroleum Company News” in (1960)  and the continued emergence of newspapers And newspapers with the entry into the third millennium.

The third chapter of this issue reviews the most important magazines and publications that had a precedence, influence and wide spread in the media scene in Qatar.

The fourth chapter of the book also provides a historical overview of the beginning of the emergence of radio technology, all the way to the emergence of Qatar Radio in the late 1960s, and then other radio stations.

 

The fifth chapter of the book chronicles the era of the invention of the television set up to the 1970s and the start of black and white television broadcasting in Qatar.

The sixth chapter talks about the paradigm shift brought about by the technological boom through the emergence of satellites and the empowerment of the media, especially the various radio and television stations, to broadcast transcontinental. 

The seventh chapter of the new edition discusses the effects and implications of the digital communication tools that flourished in the millennium and the digital revolution they brought about with the use and employment of electronic media tools and social platforms. 

The eighth chapter deals with the study of press and media laws and legislation in Qatar, while the ninth chapter reviews official institutions, private entities, institutes and universities that are interested in the media industry in Qatar.

The last chapter of the book (Chapter Ten), it presents what was obtained from the summary of the results and analyzes in the previous chapters, and presents a set of perceptions, proposals and proposals in dealing with summary of the results and analyzes in the previous chapters, and presents a set of perceptions, proposals and proposals in dealing with the current and future challenges of the media in Qatar.

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