Preface Bob Franklin 1. Introduction: Explorations in Global Media Ethics Muhammad Ayish and Shakuntala Rao 2. The Philosophy of Technology: Globalization and Ethical Universals Cliff G. Christians 3. Ethical Flourishing as Aim of Global Media Ethics Stephen J. A. Ward 4. Patriotism and Popularity in News: Tough choices facing Arab journalists Abeer Al Najjar 5. Morality in Media Ethics: Readings of Nursi's theory of God's attributes Abderrahmane Azzi 6. Television Reality Shows in the Arab World: The case for a `glocalized' media ethics Muhammad Ayish 7. The `Local' in Global Media Ethics Shakuntala Rao 8. Meanings of Responsibility and Freedom: Negotiating African perspectives in global media ethics Herman Wasserman 9. Journalism's Moral Sentiments: Negotiating Between Freedom and Responsibility Lee Wilkins 10. Negotiating Global and Local Media Ethics: A case-study of how a local Dubai radio talk show covered the arrest of a couple for kissing in public James Piecowye
Muhammad Ayish is currently on leave as a media advisor at the National Media Council in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. He holds a doctoral degree in international communication and public diplomacy from the University of Minnesota, USA. He has authored/co-authored three books on Arab media and published over 60 articles in international journals on Arab broadcasting, women and media, and political communication. Shakuntala Rao is a Professor at the State University of New York, USA and has published extensively in Communication and interdisciplinary journals on South Asian journalism postcolonial theory, and media ethics. She received her PhD from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA.