Media diplomacy and ‘peace talk': The Middle East and Northern Ireland

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Assuming that the media were caught ‘unprepared’, linguistically at least, by the peace processes in recent years; and that the current media discourse is not sufficient to understand, report and interpret such processes, a discourse analysis was conducted of media coverage of the peace processes in the Middle East and Northern Ireland. The results disclose strategies of peace coverage, their structures and characteristics. The analysis of these strategies and its conclusions emphasize the need to update the media research and development agenda, so as to include the creation of a peace-related media discourse.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-97
Number of pages15
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2000


  • news value
  • peace-framing
  • ritualization
  • trivialization
  • war-discourse

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)


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