Semiotic analysis of the guardian and times' coverage of the 2019 protests in Iraq

Other Title(s)

تحليل سيميائي لتغطية صحيفتي الكارديان و التايمز لإحتجاجات العراق في 2019

Author

Hatim, Najwan Jasim

Source

Journal of Basrah Researches : Humanities

Issue

Vol. 46, Issue 3 (31 Jul. 2021), pp.16-31, 16 p.

Publisher

University of Basrah College of Education for Human Sciences

Publication Date

2021-09-30

Country of Publication

Iraq

No. of Pages

16

Main Subjects

Political Sciences

Topics

Abstract EN

This research paper presents a semiotic analysis of the Guardian and Times' coverage of the 2019 protests in Iraq.

It aims to explore the implied ideologies both newspapers may convey to the very wide addressees reading them through selecting specific photos to publish in their online and in print articles covering the protests throughout the period from October till the end of December.

The main concern of this study is the visual representation of the protests in those two newspapers.

So, the photos of the articles were analyzed according to Van Leeuwen's framework of visual representation of social actors.

The framework includes specific traits to analyze images like distance, gaze, and interaction to show the ideologies those images may convey to the viewers around the world.

The results showed that both newspapers, especially the Times, showed the protesters as negative social actors who break police concrete blocks, burn tyres, resist security forces, etc.

The Guardian specified an article involving a number of images that reflect positive social actions done by protesters which are drawing murals on the walls of Baghdad streets.

So, for Leeuwen, excluding some actions and including others can generate certain ideologies and this meets our claim in this study.

American Psychological Association (APA)

Hatim, Najwan Jasim. 2021. Semiotic analysis of the guardian and times' coverage of the 2019 protests in Iraq. Journal of Basrah Researches : Humanities،Vol. 46, no. 3, pp.16-31.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1256197

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Hatim, Najwan Jasim. Semiotic analysis of the guardian and times' coverage of the 2019 protests in Iraq. Journal of Basrah Researches : Humanities Vol. 46, no. 3 (Jul. 2021), pp.16-31.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1256197

American Medical Association (AMA)

Hatim, Najwan Jasim. Semiotic analysis of the guardian and times' coverage of the 2019 protests in Iraq. Journal of Basrah Researches : Humanities. 2021. Vol. 46, no. 3, pp.16-31.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1256197

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Includes appendices : p. 28-31

Record ID

BIM-1256197