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Coverage of Cross Border Terrorism by Op-Ed of Global Press: A War and Peace Journalism Perspective

Tahir Mahmood, Sumera Khalid and Urwah Iftikhar
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Tahir Mahmood: Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Studies, Bahauddin ZakariyaUniversity, Multan, Punjab, Pakistan
Sumera Khalid: Lecturer, Department of Mass Communication, Lahore College for Women University (LCWU), Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.
Urwah Iftikhar: Lecturer, Department of Mass Communication, Lahore College for Women University (LCWU), Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.

Global Political Review, 2019, vol. 4, issue 1, 11-21

Abstract: This study is a content analysis of Op-rd from US, Chinese, Indian and Pakistani press. It is based on the war journalism frame and peace journalism frame devised by John Galtung. Convenient sampling method was used and each paragraph was taken as a unit of analysis. Statistical analysis was done using SPSS 20.0. The study checked the overall inclination of a countrys press with the perspective of war and peace journalism. The study analyzed the data from three year and found the significant results. It was observed that press of almost all countries are doing war journalism in sizeable measure. The global press has given stories with a war journalism frame in more quantity than the peace journalism. The study found that global press has given notable importance to the issue of terrorism between India and Pakistan. The statistical analysis and ChiSquare test of the data also gave significant results.

Keywords: War Journalism; Peace Journalism; Terrorism; India; Pakistan; Indo-Pak Conflict (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: R00 Z0 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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DOI: 10.31703/gpr.2019(IV-I).02

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