Threat of the Downtrodden: The Framing of Arab Refugees on CNN

Elsamni, Abdulrahman 


Abstract


This article questions how Arab refugees and asylum seekers were framed in global news, represented by the online international edition of one leading news network, namely CNN. Based on framing theory, this article presents the results of a quantitative content analysis that assessed which news frames were existent in the news coverage of the Arab refugee crisis. The sample of this study consisted of the news articles published by CNN online during January 2016. This month was chosen because it witnessed a series of negative events involving Arab refugees and asylum seekers in their countries of resettlement, such as the Cologne sex attacks and Istanbul suicide bombing.


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Keywords Threat of the Downtrodden, Framing, Arab Refugees, CNN
Issue Date 2016
Source Elsamni, Abdulrahman, Threat of the Downtrodden: The Framing of Arab Refugees on CNN (2016). Arab Media & Society, 22, 1-17. 
Journal Arab Media & Society 
URI http://research.asu.edu.eg/handle/123456789/169943
DOI https://www.arabmediasociety.com/threat-of-the-downtrodden-the-framing-of-arab-refugees-on-cnn/
https://www.arabmediasociety.com/threat-of-the-downtrodden-the-framing-of-arab-refugees-on-cnn/
https://www.arabmediasociety.com/threat-of-the-downtrodden-the-framing-of-arab-refugees-on-cnn/
https://www.arabmediasociety.com/threat-of-the-downtrodden-the-framing-of-arab-refugees-on-cnn/


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