Abdul-Mageed, M. M., and Herring, S. C. (2008). Arabic and English news coverage on aljazeera.net. In: F. Sudweeks, H. Hrachovec, and C. Ess (Eds.), Proceedings of Cultural Attitudes Towards Technology and Communication 2008 (CATaC'08), Nimes, France, June 24-27. Preprint: http://ella.slis.indiana.edu/~herring/catac08.aljazeera.pdf
The controversial Al Jazeera network, with its Arabic and English news websites, is an interesting object for comparative study. This study compares the two language versions in terms of their layouts and the structural features, regional and thematic coverage, and ideological perspective reflected in the headlines of news reports. Content analysis and critical discourse analysis revealed differences between the two versions for all aspects except for thematic coverage, indicating systematic biases in coverage, alongside efforts to present ideological balance.