Covering the Libyan War

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This chapter focuses on the the news coverage and journalists’ practices during the 2011 Libyan War. The content analysis and CDA demonstrate that both People’s Daily and Global Times carry more peace-oriented news than the war-oriented news. While People’s Daily focuses on the theme of international relations and diplomacy with a neutral editorial position, Global Times focuses more on the theme of conflict and violence with an editorial position that is pro-Gaddafi and anti-West. In practice, the two themes of peace journalism, diversity of voices and humanity, have been identified in Chinese journalists’ war coverage and their perceptions. But journalists are skeptical about the readers’ appetite and demands for the causes and consequences of conflicts.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPalgrave Series in Asia and Pacific Studies
Number of pages21
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Publication series

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


  • Global Times
  • Libya
  • Peace journalism
  • People’s Daily

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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