Comparative Representations of the Middle East: National Values and Russian State-aligned Media

Emma Heywood

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Abstract

Situating its analysis post-cold war and post-9/11, this paper examines how Russian state-aligned media coverage of the Israeli–Palestinian conflict (2006-08) not only reports the events as they unfold but also reveals specific national values as the state seeks to establish an international and diplomatic role for itself. It provides the example of a country in the process of transition a decade and a half after the collapse of the Soviet system and discusses findings from both quantitative and qualitative investigations conducted over a two-year period of analysis. Using news values and agenda-setting as the methodological framework, the paper draws on additional comparative research into similar coverage by France’s 20 Heures and BBC’s News at Ten to emphasize how, in portrayals of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, Russian state-aligned media is widely employed as an instrument within Putin’s nation-building campaign. Publisher Statement: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe on 21st December 2017, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/0965156X.2015.1116792
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)195-211
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe
Volume23
Issue number2-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Dec 2015

Bibliographical note

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe on 21st December 2017, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/0965156X.2015.1116792

Keywords

  • news values
  • foreign conflict
  • television
  • Russia
  • France
  • BBC

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