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Humanitär kris eller en humanitär insats?

Hillarp, Hugo LU (2017) FKVK02 20171
Department of Political Science
Abstract
The battle for Aleppo culminated in the year 2016 when Syrian regime forces captured northern parts of Aleppo making a siege a reality for many people. A question of who was to blame isn’t always clear when looking at complex conflicts. People often look towards media to make meaning of such complexities. This paper examines two different news organizations, RT and CNN, role in depicting perpetrators and victims in the siege of Aleppo. Coming from a constructivism paradigm this research makes use of the analytical theory, framing theory, to map out different news frames. A qualitative content analysis from 30 different news articles discussing the siege of Aleppo during the last months of 2016 detected four different news frames. Comparing... (More)
The battle for Aleppo culminated in the year 2016 when Syrian regime forces captured northern parts of Aleppo making a siege a reality for many people. A question of who was to blame isn’t always clear when looking at complex conflicts. People often look towards media to make meaning of such complexities. This paper examines two different news organizations, RT and CNN, role in depicting perpetrators and victims in the siege of Aleppo. Coming from a constructivism paradigm this research makes use of the analytical theory, framing theory, to map out different news frames. A qualitative content analysis from 30 different news articles discussing the siege of Aleppo during the last months of 2016 detected four different news frames. Comparing the two news organizations, the study argues that RT, with its connection to the Russian state, framed the events in line with how the Russian state sees the conflict in general. This while the American news channel CNN has a slightly more varied approach to framing the siege, focusing on civilian casualties and geopolitics. (Less)
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author
Hillarp, Hugo LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
En studie om vilka som porträtteras som förövare och offer av två nyhetsorganisationer under belägringen av Aleppo
course
FKVK02 20171
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Framing theory, socialkonstruktivism, media, kvalitativ innehållsanalys, Aleppo, RT, CNN
language
Swedish
id
8909192
date added to LUP
2017-07-11 18:00:07
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2017-07-11 18:00:07
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  abstract     = {The battle for Aleppo culminated in the year 2016 when Syrian regime forces captured northern parts of Aleppo making a siege a reality for many people. A question of who was to blame isn’t always clear when looking at complex conflicts. People often look towards media to make meaning of such complexities. This paper examines two different news organizations, RT and CNN, role in depicting perpetrators and victims in the siege of Aleppo. Coming from a constructivism paradigm this research makes use of the analytical theory, framing theory, to map out different news frames. A qualitative content analysis from 30 different news articles discussing the siege of Aleppo during the last months of 2016 detected four different news frames. Comparing the two news organizations, the study argues that RT, with its connection to the Russian state, framed the events in line with how the Russian state sees the conflict in general. This while the American news channel CNN has a slightly more varied approach to framing the siege, focusing on civilian casualties and geopolitics.},
  author       = {Hillarp, Hugo},
  keyword      = {Framing theory,socialkonstruktivism,media,kvalitativ innehållsanalys,Aleppo,RT,CNN},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Humanitär kris eller en humanitär insats?},
  year         = {2017},
}