Though it is argued that media in developed countries is more professional than those of developing countries’ media; however, the western media, seemingly, biased towards Muslims and Islam.
Framing of the Muslims and Islam has been a debatable/is a contentious area of interest for researchers. This study is designed to analyze the approach of the Australian press towards the Muslims and Islam when it covers the terrorist incidents in Australia and in other part of the world, especially in the western countries. The news related to terrorist incidents and activities published during a six-month timeframe, that is, from October 2016 to March 2017, in two popular newspapers namely The Daily Telegraph (leaning towards the Liberal Party) and The Courier Mail (right-centered newspaper in its nature) was thoroughly analyzed. The major objective was to know how these newspapers frame the Muslims and Islam in their news contents when the issue of terrorism is under discussion. Despite the different political leanings of the selected newspapers, their approach towards the Muslims and Islam was found to be similar as both the dailies framed the terrorism related stories in a way to associate the Muslims and Islam with terrorism.
Title: A Stereotypical Approach towards Muslim and Islam in Australian Press
Author(s): Haseeb-ur-Rehman Warrich, Rooh ul Amin Khan and Jamal ud Din
Published in: Journal of Islamic Thought and Civilization, Vol 11, Issue 2, Fall 2021
Length: 16 page