Al-Obaidi, Jabbar Audah Books

Dr. Jabbar Audah Al-Obaidi is Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Communication Studies at Bridgewater State College. He earned his Ph.D. in Mass Communication from the University of Michigan.

Broadcast, Internet and TV Media in the Arab World and Small Nations: Studies in Recent Developments
2010 0-7734-1302-2
In this collection, scholars from various backgrounds discuss how emerging changes in media content and delivery influence culture, education, international relations, and human expectations. It traces global media trends of convergence and competition for a fragmented and diverse audience. Nine essays are included in the collection.

Media Censorship in the Middle East
2007 0-7734-5286-9
This book examines, for the first time ever, Middle-Eastern media censorship. By using an analytical and comparative approach this book, explicitly, shows how the censorial culture grew as the media developed in this region. It also illustrates the illusionary and deceptive arguments presented by the authorities citing articles and stipulations from the constitution that speaks for the freedom of the press and free speech. This book also shows the possibility for emerging models of media in the Middle East that highlight a direction toward democracy and the application of laws and regulations.