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dc.contributor.convenorChika Anyanwuen_AU
dc.contributor.authorIsakhan, Benjaminen_US
dc.contributor.editorChika Anyanwuen_US
dc.description.abstractThroughout the coverage of Iraq since the Iran-Iraq War of the 1980s and especially since September 11, the Western mainstream Media have eschewed key historical and contextual data about Iraq, thereby serving to reduce and homogenize the complexity of the issues surrounding the region and the conflicts therein. In so doing, the media has tended towards Orientalism (Said, 1978) by trivialising Iraq and its people and thereby reinforcing the hegemony of the West over the 'backward, barbaric' East. Building on earlier research (Isakhan, 2005a), this paper further examines the reductive and homogenising reporting of Iraq in the Western media by using both quantitative and qualitative assessment methods to compare and contrast the discursive practices used to construct the Iraqi election of December 15, 2005 in Australia's leading daily newspapers with newspapers from the Middle East. In essence, it finds that while the Australian media propagates Orientalism through its one-eyed coverage, the Middle Eastern papers are more contemplative, focusing on the impact that this election could have throughout the region.en_US
dc.publisherAustralia and New Zealand Communication Association and the University of Adelaideen_US
dc.publisher.placeAdelaide, Australiaen_US
dc.relation.ispartofconferencenameAustralia & New Zealand Communication Association International Conference 2006: Empowerment, Creatien_US
dc.relation.ispartofconferencetitleEmpowerment, Creativity and Innovation: Challenging Media and Communication in the 21st Centuryen_US
dc.relation.ispartoflocationAdeliade, Australiaen_US
dc.titleIraq's December 2005 Election: Reporting Democratisation in the Australian and Middle Eastern Print Mediaen_US
dc.typeConference outputen_US
dc.type.descriptionE1 - Conference Publications (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeE - Conference Publicationsen_US
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciencesen_US
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