Islamic related terminologies in eastern and western mass media discourse on terrorism

Mohd Nazri, Latiff Azmi and Zein Bani, Younes (2020) Islamic related terminologies in eastern and western mass media discourse on terrorism. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Sciences and Advanced Technology, 1 (11). pp. 18-28. ISSN 2708-0587

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At the present day, media plays a vital and dangerous role in affecting societies and individuals. People can see and hear the world from their homes sitting in their seats influencing their cultures, lifestyles and the way they speak and believe. This study aimed to uncover the level of Islamic terminology in the media discourse on terrorism. To achieve this goal, the study used the method of analyzing the content of some articles and television programs related to the subject of the study. The study sample consisted of two television channels, (Al Jazeera and The BBC), and two newspapers (The Guardian and The Jordan Times).The content analysis applied to four articles published in The Jordan Times and The Guardian, and four television programs shown on The BBC and Al Jazeera. After analyzing the data, The research results showed that the most frequent use of Islamic-related terminologies of terrorism in the chosen articles of The Jordan Times newspaper is the terms ‘Militant’ and ‘Terrorist Cell’. Also, the results indicated that Islamic-related terminologies of terrorism are heavily used in both mass media news coverage in which the terms ‘Islamic Extremism’ and ‘Islamic Radical’ control the whole coverage of the terrorist attack. The term ‘Al-Shabaab’ records the highest percentage of about 28% of the whole use of terms; There is a significant tendency to use terrorism terminologies associated with Islam in the coverage of the western newspapers and other mass media (Guardians and The BBC).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Media, Terrorism
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Languages & Communication
Depositing User: Fatin Safura
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2022 04:01
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2022 04:01

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