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Dubbed Turkish soap operas conquering the Arab world : social liberation or cultural alienation ?

  title={Dubbed Turkish soap operas conquering the Arab world : social liberation or cultural alienation ?},
  author={Alexandra Buccianti},
In 1980 oil magnate J.R. Ewing was shot and injured in the hit series Dallas, which featured an unconventional family’s struggles over power, wealth and sex. The shot was heard around the world, with millions of fans desperately wondering “Who shot J.R.?”. It was the first time that a TV series had captivated simultaneously so many people around the world. Five years later, the Arabs were shooting at the stars with the launch of the first Arab satellite system, Arabsat-1. Except for experts and… 
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