Mediating Islam: Cosmopolitan Journalisms in Muslim Southeast Asia. JANET STEELE.

Mediating Islam: Cosmopolitan Journalisms in Muslim Southeast Asia

Singapore. NUS Press, 2018. Stock ID #164804

xi + 170pp, index, bibliography, notes, paperback in good to very good condition with a scuff mark on spine. Signature and dedication on title page. What is Islamic journalism? This study examines day-to-day journalism as practiced by Muslim professionals at five exemplary news organizations in Malaysia and Indonesia.

At Sabili, established as an underground publication, journalists are hired for their ability at dakwah, or Islamic propagation. At Tempo, a news magazine banned during the Soeharto regime, the journalists do not talk much about sharia law; although many are pious and see their work as a manifestation of worship, the Islam they practice is often viewed as progressive or even liberal. At Harakah reporters support an Islamic political party, while at Republika they practice a "journalism of the Prophet." Secular news organizations, too, such as Malaysiakini, employ Muslim journalists. Janet Steele explores how these various publications observe universal principles of journalism and do so through an Islamic idiom. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 164804).

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