|Title||Development initiatives in programming on privately-ownedArab satellite television and their reception amongdisadvantaged Saudi women|
This study analyses how media initiatives have sought to improve the coverage on private pan-Arab television channels, of poverty, illiteracy, and violence against disadvantaged Arab women. This was achieved by studying how women‘s status has been critiqued on MBC1, an entertainment channel, and on Al Arabiya, a news channel. Programmes on MBC1 that related to poverty, illiteracy and violence were examined through the eyes of young disadvantaged women in a Saudi Arabian village. How Al Arabiya and MBC1 applied media initiatives in their programming to improve women‘s status was also examined through interviews with key players in Queen Rania‘s Media Office and in the Middle East Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) Group. A textual analysis of programmes on MBC1 and Al Arabiya was also undertaken.
The study not only contributed to knowledge by covering areas not generally explored in existing research, such as development related programmes about women‘s status on
|Publisher||University of Westminster|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||https://doi.org/10.34737/8yy52|