POSTPONED DUE TO ILLNESS The media coverage of the Syrian crisis from 2011 to 2013. Comparison between Al-Jazeera and Al-Manar channels
CMES affiliated Madeleine Kassab recently successfully defended her thesis and is giving this seminar to ME-students and other interested.
Her talk tackles the coverage of the internal pivot of the Syrian crisis by Al-Jazeera and Al-Manar channels from 2011 to 2013; that is before the expansion of the crisis on the Arab and international levels and before the role of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) got larger.
In addition to its relation to the geopolitical importance of Syria, the importance of this research is related to the influential role of Al-Jazeera and Al-Manar channels on the public opinion of the Arab peoples. Moreover, the engagement of Qatar and Hezbollah in events in Syria increases the importance of the two channels which hold the agendas of their financers and convey the propagandas of the conflicting parties on the Syrian ground. This study aims at knowing the characteristics of the news discourse that is influenced by many political, economic, religious and military variables and at detecting the tools of propaganda.
Her research shows the general features of the two channels’ coverage mechanism of the Syrian crisis. The semiotic analysis studies the denotative and connotative levels of the verbal and non-verbal signifiers. This eventually helps to know the mental images which the two channels desire to insert into the recipient’s mind.
Madeleine is a PhD in Communication and Information at Liège University and visiting research fellow at CMES. Madeleine is specialised in semiology and media content analysis. Her research revolves around the Arab media coverage of the Syrian crisis. It studies the media content in the context of war, propaganda, disinformation and psychological warfare. Madeleine is interested in studying the verbal and non-verbal signs in many fields such as in the religious traditions.
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