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Description - Translation in Global News by Esperanca Bielsa

The mass media are of paramount importance in the formulation and transmission of messages about key developments of global significance, such as terrorism and the war in Iraq, yet the key mediating role of translation in the reception of speeches and addresses of figures like Osama Bin Laden and Saddam Hussein has remained largely invisible. Incorporating the results of extensive fieldwork in key global news organizations such as Reuters, Agence France Press and Inter Press Service, this book addresses central issues relating to the new pressures on translation arising from globalization, analyzing new texts from major news agencies as well as alternative media organisations. Co-written by Susan Basnett, a leading figure in the field of translation studies, this book presents close readings of different English versions of key Arabic texts circulated in Western media to demonstrate the ways in which a cultural and religious Other is framed in different media.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415409735
ISBN-10: 041540973X
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 168
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 29-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Esperanca Bielsa

Leicester University, UK University of Warwick, UK

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