Covering the Syrian War

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This chapter discusses the news content of the 2011 Syrian War as well as views and experiences of a parachute journalist and a resident correspondent. The content analysis and CDA yield a complex picture and contradictory results. People’s Daily uses war journalism as the dominant frame. The themes focus on diplomacy and international relations as well as conflicts and violence. Global Times uses peace journalism as the dominant frame but it dramatizes and sensationalizes the news events with traces of pro-Bashar and anti-West leanings. The two Chinese journalists’ stories reveal that Chinese journalists differentiate their news coverage from that of the dominant Western media and give their version of truth on Syria by focusing on witness accounts and balance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPalgrave Series in Asia and Pacific Studies
Number of pages24
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Publication series

NamePalgrave Series in Asia and Pacific Studies
ISSN (Print)2662-7922
ISSN (Electronic)2662-7930


  • Parachute journalist
  • Resident correspondent
  • Syria

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Development
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Political Science and International Relations


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