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Ali Ziyati

Ali ZyatiA professor of Communications and Media Studies, Dr. Ali Ziyati earned his Ph.D. in Mass Communication (Ohio University) in 1995, Master of Arts in Telecommunications (Ohio University) in 1992, and Bachelor of Arts in Journalism (Institut Superieur de Journalisme, Rabat, Morocco) in 1987. He is currently Associate Professor and Cahir of the department of Communication and Media Studies at West Virginia State University where he teaches Public Relations, Social Media, Integrated Marketing Communication, Research Methods, etc. Prior to joining WVSU in the Fall of 2011, Dr. Ziyati was Associate Professor at Marietta College, Marietta, OH (2007-2011). He also served as Dean of the Faculty of Mass Communication and Public Relations at Ajman University in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). He has also held teaching positions at the Institut Superieur de l’Information et de la Communication (ISIC), the International Institute of Higher Education in Morocco (IIHEM) and the Institute of Languages and Communication Studies (ILCS) in Rabat, Morocco. He also served as an adjunct faculty member at Ohio University

 

It’s All About the Beautiful Game of Football, or Is It?
On Television and Football in North Africa

Ali Zyati and Gerard Akindes

Abstract.

Like most African countries south of the Sahara, North African sports television broadcasting is a post-independence and state-driven media. Sports fans in North Africa were essentially supplied with Egyptian, Lebanese and Western European cultural productions already in place. Between the Arab and French legacy in Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco, North Africans viewers’ dual linguistic identity is reflected in French and Arabic programming. The geo-political proximity of European broadcasters and the Egyptian production industry was suddenly challenged by satellite television and the emergence of powerful wealthy Gulf states, Al Jazeera, ART and Al Arabia transformed the North Africa media landscape epitomized by football broadcasting.  This chapter examines the transformation of the football mediascape in North Africa and the role that the Gulf States played in controlling football broadcasting in the region.

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