Diverse media, uniform reports: an analysis of news coverage of the Cyprus problem by the Turkish Cypriot press

Sahin, Sanem (2014) Diverse media, uniform reports: an analysis of news coverage of the Cyprus problem by the Turkish Cypriot press. Journalism, 15 (4). pp. 446-462. ISSN 1464-8849

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Abstract

This article explores the representation of the Cyprus Problem by the Turkish Cypriot press. Studying the news content of Turkish Cypriot daily newspapers from three periods of time, it highlights the discourses, strategies and practices deployed in the selection and treatment of events relating to the Cyprus issue. It produces a picture of current journalism practices that is characterized by lack of diversity, dependence on official sources and the dominance of nationalist discourses. The article goes on to question whether the Turkish Cypriot media can play a role in establishing a democratic, pluralistic society in North Cyprus and, as the peace process continues on the island, what role they might play in promoting peace between the bifurcated communities of the island.

Keywords:Cyprus Problem, Turkish Cypriot press, peace, journalism, nationalism, Conflict, NotOAChecked
Subjects:P Mass Communications and Documentation > P500 Journalism
Divisions:College of Arts > School of English & Journalism > School of English & Journalism (Journalism)
ID Code:7685
Deposited On:27 Feb 2013 10:40

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