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“This is Al-Jazeera from Ad-Dawha Qatar”: How Al Jazeera has represented the Saudi- Led Military Campaign on Yemen before and after the political dispute between Qatar and Saudi Arabia (KSA) on June 5th , 2017
University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
2018 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Media is a very important tool in politics. Political issues could be framed in a specific way by the media, and by doing so specific image and understating of political issues could be constructed in our minds. Framing theory is applied in this research to uncover the way Al Jazeera has portrayed the Saudi led coalition on Yemen in two different periods of time related to the participation of Qatar in this coalition. The aim of this thesis is to observe how Al Jazeera used media framing in representing the Saudi led coalition when Qatar was/ was not part of this coalition. This study implements a qualitative method and relies on Al Jazeera’s articles as data material. All articles are analyzed and compared in relation to two different periods of time. Each period represents a one-month coverage of Al Jazeera of the Saudi led coalition before and after Qatar left this coalition. As a result, Al Jazeera portrayed the Saudi led coalition differently before and after Qatar was part of this coalition. Al Jazeera’s coverage of the Saudi led coalition was generally positive in the first period but with some gray areas not to blindly look supportive to the coalition. Al Jazeera emphasized on the importance of the Saudi led coalition intervention in Yemen, and its reports were positive and justified the reasons, the goals, and the international support behind this intervention. At the same time the coverage avoided elaboration on the fall of Yemeni casualties. However, this coverage shifted to a negative and critical in the second period. Al Jazeera emphasized on the humanitarian crisis in Yemen caused by the coalition and replaced its support by doubts about the reasons and goals behind this coalition. As a result, Al Jazeera shifted from a generally positive coverage when Qatar was part of the Saudi led coalition into a negative and critical coverage when Qatar left the coalition.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 89
Keywords [en]
Framing theory, Al Jazeera, Saudi led coalition, Houthis, Yemen, Qatar, KSA
National Category
Political Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-12775Local ID: EIS501OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-12775DiVA, id: diva2:1232307
Subject / course
Political science
Educational program
International Programme in Politics and Economics
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Available from: 2018-07-26 Created: 2018-07-11 Last updated: 2018-07-26Bibliographically approved

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