'Kashmir unrest of 2016'

Thomas, Sharon Theresa (2021) 'Kashmir unrest of 2016'. Students’ Journal of Education and Development (7). pp. 39-48.

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A qualitative content analysis of the articles published in the online portals of Dawn and Times of India during the Kashmir unrest of 2016, the study aims at identifying and analyzing the news frames used in these articles and to identify the presentation given to Burhan Wani and governments of India and Pakistan by both news portals while reporting about this conflict that began after Burhan Wani was killed in an Indian police encounter. Conflict reporting is central to the public interest and has high news value as it informs citizens on the security implications. The media, therefore, has a supreme responsibility over the information that is communicated to the audience. The reader’s perception of the conflict can be affected by the pattern of reporting chosen by the news portals. As Kashmir conflict has been an interest of international peace, the reporting of the conflict by the national dailies of Pakistan and India will be vital to understand the stance presented by these news portals. The study is based on agenda setting and framing media theories, and carries an exploratory manner to create the basis of analysis and understanding of the topic.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Thomas, Sharon Theresa
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Kashmir, Conflict Reporting, Content analysis, Burhan Wani
Subjects: Social sciences > Political Science
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > Students’ Journal of Education and Development
Full Text Status: Public
URI: http://publications.azimpremjiuniversity.edu.in/id/eprint/4264
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