Jan, Mirza; Ali, Zafar; Siddiq, Muhammad; Siddiq, Noshina
December 2013
Gomal University Journal of Research;Dec2013, Vol. 29 Issue 2, p66
Academic Journal
This research paper focuses to discuss the coverage of terrorism activities in Pakistan. Islamic Republic of Pakistan has facing terrorism in different mode from last many decades. The war on terrorism has launched in reaction of the attacks of 9/11 by the Bush administration. Pakistan has played very essential role as US allies in counter terrorism. Mass media has strong power to influence on reshaping the opinion and polices about any issue. Editorials of two elite newspaper of Pakistani press were selected for this research. Method of content analysis was adopted to find out the coverage of terrorism in Pakistan. The study tries to investigate the media framing about the terrorism, whether it portrayed pro-Taliban or pro-US in the editorials of both newspapers. Time frame of the study was designed after the attacks of 9/11to its next anniversary. Categories of content were defined to cater the terrorism coverage. Findings of detailed analysis depict the pro-US coverage.


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