International Transaction Journal of Engineering, Management, & Applied Sciences & Technologies


:: International Transaction Journal of Engineering, Management, & Applied Sciences & Technologies

ISSN 2228-9860
eISSN 1906-9642


Vol.11(3) (2020)


    Muhammad Aftab Madni Memon, Shen Hui (School of Journalism and Communication, Shanghai University, CHINA ),
    Salman Yousaf (Institute of Banking and Finance, Bahauddin Zakariya University, PAKISTAN ),
    Zaid Usman (National College of Business Administration & Economics, PAKISTAN )

    Disciplinary: Multidisciplinary (Journalism and Mass Communication Sciences (Information and Media Sciences), Political Sciences (International Affairs/International Relations), Global Studies).

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    DOI: 10.14456/ITJEMAST.2020.41

    Keywords: China-Pakistan ties; News framing; War/Peace Journalism; Dispute reporting; Hong Kong protest.

    This study examines the inclination of two mainstream English daily newspapers of Pakistan in the context of war/peace Journalism by framing analysis of overall coverage regarding ongoing protests and disputes caused over introducing an extradition bill in Hong Kong, China. Secondly, this research evaluates the media representation of China in Pakistan based on news coverage of Hong Kong. The content analysis methodology and theoretical approaches based on peace journalism supported by framing were applied. The findings reveal that newspapers, i.e. Dawn and The News depict a higher degree of peace journalism frame in a total of 179 news stories. However, newspapers show favorable slants to protestors versus the Hong Kong government. Furthermore, Pakistan's newspapers highlight more neutral image of China. The salient and prominent indicators of Peace, like causes and consequences with people-oriented are justifying the peace journalism practices in Pakistan's media.

    Paper ID: 11A03A

    Cite this article:

    Memon, M. A. M., Hui, S., Yousaf, S., & Usman, Z. (2020). Media representation of China: Framing analysis of Hong Kong disputes in Pakistani media. International Transaction Journal of Engineering, Management, & Applied Sciences & Technologies, 11(3), 11A03A, 1-14.


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