Title

Negotiating Global And Local Journalism Ethics: A case-study of how a local Dubai radio talk show covered the arrest of a couple for kissing in public

Source of Publication

Journalism Studies

Abstract

Nightline is an English-language talk radio format program broadcast in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on 103.8 FM. As the host of Nightline, I try to balance local sensibility, regulations, institutional codes of conduct, regional morality, and global media ethics. Through investigations and interviews, Nightline regularly pushes the boundaries of what is defined as acceptable programming in the United Arab Emirates. In this paper, I discuss one particular case-study which highlights the difficulty of negotiating global and local journalism ethics in a predominantly Arab-Muslim region. © 2011 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.

Document Type

Article

First Page

816

Last Page

825

Publication Date

12-1-2011

DOI

10.1080/1461670X.2011.614822

Author First name, Last name, Institution

James Piecowye, Zayed University

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