Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorCourty, Audrey
dc.contributor.authorRane, Halim
dc.contributor.authorUbayasiri, Kasun
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-26T01:02:09Z
dc.date.available2019-08-26T01:02:09Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.issn1321-6597
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13216597.2018.1544162
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/386669
dc.description.abstractThis study examines Western media’s unwitting complicity in spreading Islamic State (IS) propaganda using the November 2015 Paris attacks as a case study. While numerous studies have examined IS propaganda material, less attention has been devoted to the Western media’s role in disseminating the group’s key narratives, crucial to its ability to recruit new members, intimidate opponents, and promote its legitimacy as an Islamic ‘state’. We group IS’ key messages under two broader narratives: 1) ‘formidable foe’, which characterises IS as a brutal and indomitable force; and 2) ‘clash of civilisations’, which sees the West is waging a war against Islam and Muslims. A content analysis was conducted on news coverage of the Paris attacks across four newspapers: New York Times, The Times, Daily Mail, and Le Figaro. Our findings suggest these news sources replicated IS’ propaganda directly and indirectly to varying degrees. Alarmist and sensationalist reporting as well as saturation coverage fed the ‘formidable foe’ narrative, while the media’s conflation of Islam and Islamism, Muslims and terrorists, reinforced the ‘clash of civilisations’ narrative.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom69
dc.relation.ispartofpageto94
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of International Communication
dc.relation.ispartofvolume25
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCommunication and Media Studies
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSociology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLanguage, Communication and Culture
dc.subject.fieldofresearchStudies in Human Society
dc.subject.fieldofresearchStudies in Creative Arts and Writing
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode2001
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1608
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode20
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode16
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode19
dc.titleBlood and ink: the relationship between Islamic State propaganda and Western media
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationCourty, A; Rane, H; Ubayasiri, K, Blood and ink: the relationship between Islamic State propaganda and Western media, Journal of International Communication, 2019, 25 (1), pp. 69-94
dc.date.updated2019-08-22T06:20:22Z
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorUbayasiri, Kasun G.
gro.griffith.authorRane, Halim I.
gro.griffith.authorCourty, Audrey M.


Files in this item

FilesSizeFormatView

There are no files associated with this item.

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

  • Journal articles
    Contains articles published by Griffith authors in scholarly journals.

Show simple item record