Journal of Media Studies, Vol 35, No 2 (2020)

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Comparative Analysis Of Coverage Of Tehreek-E-Labaik (TLP) Protest 2017 And 2018 By International Newspapers

Sadia Abbas


The study aims to compare directions of coverage given to the religious outrage of Islamist political party Tehreek-e-Labaik (TLP) of Pakistan in the international leading newspapers i.e. The Guardian, New York Times, China daily and Saudi Gazette in 2017 and 2018.  For this purpose, the contents of each mainstream English newspaper of China, UK, USA, and Saudi Arabia for one month were selected. This research through content analysis employs the second level of agenda-setting to investigate how foreign media salience and policy agenda influence the perception of Pakistan in those countries. The findings identified a strong relationship between countries' foreign policy and media coverage. Results also reveal that each country's salience promoted inflated significance for Pakistan. 


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