Neutral or biased? The presentation of the Kyrgyzstan and Egypt uprisings by RIA Novosti

Varacheva, T. and Gherghina, S. (2018) Neutral or biased? The presentation of the Kyrgyzstan and Egypt uprisings by RIA Novosti. Europe-Asia Studies, 70(8), pp. 1213-1235. (doi: 10.1080/09668136.2018.1508644)

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This article analyses the media coverage of the uprisings in Kyrgyzstan (February–April 2005) and Egypt (January–February 2011) by the Russian news agency RIA Novosti. It aims to identify the features of two frame dimensions, namely the promotion of a particular problem and its causal interpretation. Our analysis uses 184 articles published online by the news agency during the two events and differentiates between three types of articles (news stories, opinion articles and commentaries by experts). The results indicate how several nuances of this framing dimension could bias public perception towards protesters or incumbents.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Gherghina, Dr Sergiu
Authors: Varacheva, T., and Gherghina, S.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Politics
Journal Name:Europe-Asia Studies
Publisher:Taylor and Francis
ISSN (Online):1465-3427
Published Online:11 October 2018
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2018 University of Glasgow
First Published:First published in Europe-Asia Studies 70(8): 1213-1235
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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