Police vs. Protester vs. Beijing. The Framing of the Mass Event of November 6th in Hong Kong

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Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2017

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Title8th Honours Symposium for Asian PhD students in Communication Research
LocationNanyang Technological University
PlaceSingapore
Period18 - 19 November 2017

Abstract

Media play an important role in framing protest events and creating discursive spaces for deliberation, with effects our perception of crucial events and political activism. Hong Kong has seen a mass protest event on the 6th November 2016, a happening in the greater context of the Hong Kong Protests, and a reaction to a controversial decision regarding two pro-independence lawmakers. This paper undertakes a quantitative and qualitative content analysis of international news media (including online sources) depicting this event. Drawing on agenda setting and framing theory, it is asked how the Hong Kong protests, protesters and adversaries are displayed in international news media, with a particular focus on the dominant framing devices highlighted in previous scholarly work, e.g. the "police vs. protester" or "mode vs. message" theme. The comparison of the coverage attributes in 125 English-speaking media sources offers some impulses for the scholarly discussion regarding the applicability of protest framing theory in different political and regional contexts.

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Police vs. Protester vs. Beijing. The Framing of the Mass Event of November 6th in Hong Kong. / Schossboeck, Judith; Madrid-Morales, Dani.

2017. Paper presented at 8th Honours Symposium for Asian PhD students in Communication Research, Singapore.

Research output: Conference Papers (RGC: 31A, 31B, 32, 33)32_Refereed conference paper (no ISBN/ISSN)