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Memory, Participation and Resistance in ‘Global Conversation’: Discussing the 60th Anniversary of Al-Nakba on BBC, Al-Jazeera and Al-Arabiyya Arabic and English Language On-line Forums

Memory, Participation and Resistance in ‘Global Conversation’: Discussing the 60th Anniversary of Al-Nakba on BBC, Al-Jazeera and Al-Arabiyya Arabic and English Language On-line Forums

This article investigates commemorations expressed on BBC World Service forums marking sixty years since Al-Nakba (‘the Catastrophe’), the displacement of Palestinians from their homeland as a result of the first Arab-Israeli war of 1947-9, as a counterpoint to Israeli celebrations of independence on 15 May 2008.

 

Authors : David Herbert, Ramy Aly and Tracey Black

Journal : n/a

Publication date : January 2012

Project reference : Participation, Dialogue and Public Diplomacy Across English & Arabic Mediascapes: BBC, Al-Jazeera and Al-Arabiyya compared

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