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Joe Khalil
Joe Khalil

Joe F. Khalil, Ph.D., is an associate professor in residence at Northwestern University and visiting research fellow at the London School of Economics. He has more than fifteen years of professional television experience as director, executive producer and consultant with major Arab satellite channels. He is the author of Arab Satellite Entertainment Television: Opportunities for Public Diplomacy (2009) and co-author of Arab Television Industries (2010).

COLUMNISTS
Joe Khalil
Joe Khalil

Joe F. Khalil, Ph.D., is an associate professor in residence at Northwestern University and visiting research fellow at the London School of Economics. He has more than fifteen years of professional television experience as director, executive producer and consultant with major Arab satellite channels. He is the author of Arab Satellite Entertainment Television: Opportunities for Public Diplomacy (2009) and co-author of Arab Television Industries (2010).

RECENTLY PUBLISHED

Arab women in media – are we engaging or targeting them?

Sunday, 20 April 2014

What is still largely absent in Arab media is conscious engagement with women as active audiences rather than as target consumers

‘Noah’ and the Arab world’s ineffective censorship

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Are these bans legitimate public policy, or are they – like so many other laws regulating public culture – built on fear and misunderstanding?

TV wars: Ramadan dramas vs. the World Cup

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Television programmers are busy preparing for Arab television’s most important season: Ramadan

How the media finds ‘people like us’ in the Arab street

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Since the 1990s, there has been a constant flurry of interest in investigating what Arabs think about

After the Arab Spring, could Twitter liberate television?

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Despite popular Western beliefs, television in the Arab world is no stranger to controversy

Satirists as political voices: The road ahead

Saturday, 16 November 2013

The success of comedians has rested on their ability to deploy a balance between the two types of satire: The Horatian and the Juvenalian

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