Diverging frames: A comparison of Indonesian and Australian press portrayals of terrorism and Islamic groups in Indonesia

Mahony, Inez (2010) Diverging frames: A comparison of Indonesian and Australian press portrayals of terrorism and Islamic groups in Indonesia. International Communication Gazette, 72 8: 739-758. doi:10.1177/1748048510380813


Author Mahony, Inez
Title Diverging frames: A comparison of Indonesian and Australian press portrayals of terrorism and Islamic groups in Indonesia
Journal name International Communication Gazette   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1748-0485
1748-0493
Publication date 2010-01-01
Year available 2010
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/1748048510380813
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 72
Issue 8
Start page 739
End page 758
Total pages 20
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Sage Publications Ltd.
Language eng
Subject 3312 Sociology and Political Science
3315 Communication
Abstract Media coverage of terrorism in Indonesia shows substantial differences in the way Indonesian and Australian news media portray terrorists, Islamic groups and Indonesian attitudes towards terrorism. While the Australian media's framing of issues relating to terrorism and Islamic groups in Indonesia generates a hegemonic Orientalist image of Indonesian Muslims, Indonesian media treatment of the same issues is more moderate, presenting a very different picture. This comparative analysis of Australian and Indonesian mainstream news coverage, taken from the week following the 2002 Bali bombings, the 2004 Australian Embassy bombing in Jakarta and the 2005 Bali bombings, illustrates the ease with which stereotypical images can be created and reinforced in the media. At the same time, it shows how easily issues can be presented in a way that counters such generalizations.
Keyword Australian and Indonesian press
Framing
International press coverage
Islam
Terrorism
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: UQ Business School Publications
 
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