The 'Red Surge': media framing of Maoist struggles in India

Thomas, Pradip Ninan (2014) The 'Red Surge': media framing of Maoist struggles in India. The International Communication Gazette, 76 6: 485-504. doi:10.1177/1748048514533763

Author Thomas, Pradip Ninan
Title The 'Red Surge': media framing of Maoist struggles in India
Journal name The International Communication Gazette   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1748-0485
Publication date 2014-05-14
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/1748048514533763
Open Access Status
Volume 76
Issue 6
Start page 485
End page 504
Total pages 20
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Sage Publications
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Abstract Maoist struggles in Eastern and Central India against the Indian State have been under-reported in International Media. These struggles by mainly indigenous communities against the corporate-state mining nexus have become a national crisis and literally hundreds of Indian paramilitary forces, Maoists and indigenous people have died as a result of these conflicts. Local media have typically reported Maoism in terms of a law and order and security issue. This article highlights some of the ‘frames’ used by the media within a critical political economy inspired reading of the conflict that the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has described as India's number one security issue. It deals with uneven globalisation, the under-reporting of lives lived by India’s most deprived communities and the other side of India’s tryst of globalisation that has led to many indigenous communities living lives on the edge.
Keyword Framing
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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