• Jyotirmaya Patnaik deposited Portrayal of Islam and Muslims in the Talk Shows of CNN and BBC in the group Group logo of Electronic LiteratureElectronic Literature on Humanities Commons 1 year, 11 months ago

    This study explores the portrayal of Islam and Muslims in the western media talk
    shows, CNN and BBC from January 2012 to December 2012 and draws the required
    data from their online editions. It is a content analysis of 50 programs focusing on
    Islam and Muslims from Piers Morgan Live, Fareed Zakaria GPS, HARDtalk and
    Newsnight. The findings show that rather than economics, religion and war on
    terror both news channels were more focused in discussing the political shifts
    and regional transformations of the Muslim world. Mostly the geopolitical issues
    of Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region were given immense coverage in
    the discussions and Muslims were framed as politically fanatics. The findings
    also established that western media differs from the previous rhetoric by not
    framing Muslims as terrorists, violent and threat to western democracy.