Representations of Protest on News Portals: The cases of Taksim, Tahrir, Occupy Wall Street & Indignants in Guardian.com/uk, Hotnews.ro, Repubblicca.it and In.gr. Stamatis poulakidakos , University of athens Anastasia Veneti , university of leicester
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Representations of Protest on News Portals: The cases of Taksim, Tahrir, Occupy Wall Street & Indignants in Guardian.com/uk, Hotnews.ro, Repubblicca.it and In.gr
Stamatis poulakidakos, University of athens
Anastasia Veneti, university of leicester
Achilles Karadimitriou, university of athens
Bianca mitu, university of bucharest
of Chan & Lee (1984)
Methodology - Sample
Coding the Sample
No reference or neutral “reference” to violence or rationalized violence, with some exceptions. * Partial rejection of the 1st research hypothesis Text Image-Video
Violent Acts Framing?
Use of official sources?
Almost total lack of “illegal” framing. * Rejection of the 3rd research hypothesis. Text Image-Video
“ illegal ” framing of protests character?
Very limited reference to economic consequences. * Rejection of the 4th research hypothesis.Text Image- Video
Economic Consequences framing?
Lack of marginalization frame in the majority of cases. Mostly positive marginalization in few cases. * Rejection of the 5th research hypothesis.
Lack of devaluation of the causes and aims of the protests. In Guardian & Repubblica small tendency of positive framing. * Rejection of the 6th research hypothesis.
Devaluation of the causes and aims?
Either no representations of downsizing at all, or references to the size of the protests in a positive way. * Rejection of the 7th research hypothesis.
Devaluation of the size of protests?