The Role of the Media in International Relations: From the CNN Effect to the Al –Jazeere Effect
Filiz Coban

International networks foster solidarity within an information audience by creating virtual communities. Namely CNN, BBC and Al-Jazeera are increasing people’s awareness in their religion, culture and place in the world. In addition, faster and easily accessible information within global media had triggered the information wars among the states which have changed power politics. This article argues that the involvement of the media in international relations signifies interdependence and mutual exploitation between the media and politics. In this context, with a specific emphasise on the concept of ‘the CNN effect’ and ‘the Al-Jazeere effect’, it shows how the media have become integral parts of the world politics, how they have transformed international power struggle and have enabled the rise of the rest against the Western hegemony

Full Text: PDF     DOI: 10.15640/jirfp.v4n2a3