THE ROLE OF DOCUMENTARY FILMS AT AL JAZEERA T.V CHANNEL IN PROVIDING JORDANIAN POLITICAL ELITES WITH KNOWLEDGE/ A SURVEY STUDY
The study aimed to identify the role of documentary films on Al-Jazeera channel in providing Jordanian political elites with knowledge, and to identify the effects resulting from exposure of the study sample to documentary films on Al-Jazeera channel by conducting a field study based on the survey method on a sample of (300) participants using the random sampling method. The sample was distributed among the Jordanian political elites: (MPs, senators , party leaders, political science professors, workers in the diplomatic corps). The study revealed that (63.7%) of the study sample are exposed to documentaries on AlJazeera channel, and the degree of dependence of Jordanian political elites who object to documentary films on Al-Jazeera is medium with a rate of (50.3%), while the degree of their confidence in the information provided by documentary films is high, at a rate of (54.5) %), And the results of the study showed that the most important reasons for Jordanian political elites displaying documentaries on Al-Jazeera are: following up on the epidemic trade file about the emerging corona virus and controversy over the possibility of its manufacture, then “following up the file of human rights violations and issues of opinion-holders in the prisons of Arab regimes, then“ follow-up ” The file of the military coups, "Identifying the scenes of the conflict in Libya". The most prominent effects resulting from the exposure of the study sample to these films came as follows: Cognitive effects, most notably “documentary films contributed to uncovering ambiguous details in the case of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi,” and then the emotional effects, most notably the documentary films that dealt with some sensitive issues in creating of our feelings of sympathy and solidarity with the affected parties, "then the behavioral influences, the most prominent of which was" invited my colleagues to watch documentaries because of the important information they provide.
Keywords: Political Elites, Documentary films, Al-Jazeera, Knowledge.