War and Peace Framing: the Contextual Analysis of Indo-Pak Relations

Abstract

By adopting John Galtung’s war and peace theoretical framework, this study has been conducted to examine the framing of the Indo-Pak relations in the newspapers having large readership such as Dawn and Nation from Pakistan and the Hindu and Hindustan Times from India. The content analysis was carried out from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016. The study is grounded in Galtung’s model of War and Peace journalism and Media Framing theory. The editorial and columns published in the mentioned newspapers during the aforementioned period of time were analysed. The data collected for this study has been tested by various statistical operations, which are based on Chi Square test. The findings of the study show that the elite press of Pakistan and India, predominantly, used war frames for the coverage of Indo-Pak relations.

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