• Terrorism as a Media Specific Event: Performative Frames of Uri and Pulwama Reportage in Indian News Media

    Author(s):
    RAJ THAKUR ISHA MALHOTRA
    Editor(s):
    Jyotirmaya Patnaik (see profile)
    Date:
    2020
    Group(s):
    Communication Studies, Cultural Studies, Electronic Literature, Information Ecosystems
    Subject(s):
    Literature of terrorism, India, Media and conflict, Emerging media, Journalism
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    terror attacks, counter-terror attacks, media, Uri and Pulwama, Academic performance
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/96r3-f481
    Abstract:
    The Uri attack in 2016 and the Pulwama attack in 2019 by terrorist in Jammu and Kashmir have brought to the center-stage the Kashmir conflict as a core issue between the two South Asian neighbors, India and Pakistan. This research analyzes the mediatized indulgence of terror in reporting of these two incidents in television and print media. The politics of representation in this analysis entails that these frames do not just involve reportage but an act of performance, how events are choreographed and predated on emotions and sentiments as cultural practices mobilizing its effective economy. This paper through the prism of media-industrial-terror complex draws upon the theory of critical events and focuses on how particular events – Uri and Pulwama activate and mobilize a discursive master narrative of Pakistan inspired/directed terrorism by ascribing a particular meaning to the war on terror. The semiotics of media reporting of Uri and Pulwama is analyzed through the tripartite motive quotient of gham (remorse), gussa (anger), and garv (pride).
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    Published
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