Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world. To this fact the media has again managed to attach a negative stigma. Perhaps the most persistent negative stereotype of Islam is that it is a faith of violent extremists, represented by a masked militant rather than the doctor or computer software designer living next door. In media Islam is presented as being a backward and barbaric religion seen as oppressive and unjust; and more then this is seen as being most oppressive to women. The media has a gerat power, and how it chooses to exercise this power directly affects people. It is a propaganda machine of the higest order and Islam through its media appeals to many different people from many different walks of life and is able to provide satisfactory answers to every question posed by the individual, and thus provides them with total peace of mind; something which many Muslim would argue no other religion can provide.
DR P QURESHI
Dr. P Quereshi, retired Professor having specialization in affairs of south and southeast Asian countries taught the subject for 40 years in several institutions on various capacity. He received his MasterÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s and PhD Degree in Political Science and is at present and to his credit he has the privileged of supervision of more than 24 research and MPhil scholars.
Preface V 1. Structure of the Islamic Media -- Pg. 1 2. The Mass Media in a Post Communist Country -- Pg. 33 3. Islamic Television: Private Ownership vs State Control-- Pg. 75 4. Islam and Western Media -- Pg. 95 5. Islam and Muslims in the Media -- Pg. 113 6. Foreign Policy of Islamic Media -- Pg. 143 7. Ownership Diversity in Islamic Media -- Pg. 183 8. Structural Obstacles in Islamic Media -- Pg. 207 9. The Role of Islamic Media -- Pg. 219 10.Changing Realities of Islamic Media -- Pg. 233 Bibliography -- Pg. 261 Index -- Pg. 265