Framing the Egyptian Uprising by Pan Arab News Networks: Tracing the Protest Paradigm in Al-Jazeera and Al-Arabiya’s coverage of Egyptian Protests from June 2013 to June 2014

Yosra Jarrar, Tutku Akter


The study explores the use of the protest paradigm indicating frames in the coverage of the Egyptian uprising between June 2013 and June, 2014 by Al-Jazeera and Al-Arabiya news networks. It also examines the shifts and variations in the way protests are framed in the news coverage of the websites of both networks. A structured content analysis is used to examine the shifts in adherence to the protest paradigm in the light of regime change and underlying ideological inclinations. Findings reveal that the extent to which hypothesized frames were used differed remarkably between and within both news websites indicating the use of and significant shifts in adherence to the protest paradigm.


Protest Paradigm, Frame Analysis, Al-Jazeera, Al-Arabiya, Muslim Brotherhood

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