Framing of ‘terrorism’ issues in Indonesia: a study of two Malaysian mainstream newspapers / Dafrizal Samsudin and Faridah Ibrahim

Samsudin, Dafrizal and Ibrahim, Faridah (2010) Framing of ‘terrorism’ issues in Indonesia: a study of two Malaysian mainstream newspapers / Dafrizal Samsudin and Faridah Ibrahim. Journal of Media and Information Warfare, 3. pp. 15-35. ISSN 1985-563X

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Abstract

Indonesia is one of the ASEAN countries that is always struggling with terrorism issues. It has also been the focus of the international news media where terrorism issues are concerned. On 17th July 2009, once again Indonesia is traumatised yet with another terrorism incident with the bombing of JW Marriot and Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Jakarta. This time Malaysia also becomes a major focus in the international agenda. This is because the prosecution of Nordin Mat Top, a Malaysian citizen who is said to mastermind a series of bombings in Indonesia, is widely discussed in the mass media, both in Malaysia and Indonesia and also at the international level. In this situation how would the Malaysian mainstream media report the story on terrorism in a neighbouring country, when the terrorist himself is from Malaysia? Hence, it is interesting to look at how Malaysia writes about terrorism news in Indonesia especially with this case in point. Furthermore, with a heavy reliance on the international news agencies for international news coverage, will Malaysia adopt the same news frame as created by the international agencies when writing about terrorism issues or will the Malaysian media create their own news frames in dealing with terrorism issues in Indonesia. The purpose of this study is to identify whether Malaysian mainstream media, specifically Utusan Malaysia and The New Straits Times, with different news orientation, language preferences and editorial policies, create their own news frames or subscribe to the frames created by the international news agencies in reporting terrorism issues in Indonesia.

Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsID Num.
Samsudin, DafrizalUNSPECIFIED
Ibrahim, FaridahUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: A General Works > AP Periodicals > Malaysian newspapers
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology > Criminology > Offenses against public safety. Internal security > Terrorism > Indonesia
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology > Criminology > Offenses against public safety. Internal security > Terrorism > Malaysia
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > Journalism. The periodical press, etc. Press > News agencies
Divisions: Faculty of Communication and Media Studies > Centre for Media and Information Warfare Studies (CMIWS)
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Media and Information Warfare
ISSN: 1985-563X
Volume: 3
Page Range: pp. 15-35
Item ID: 10949
Uncontrolled Keywords: Framing, International News Agencies, Terrorism, Terrorist Threat, Jemaah Islamiah (JI).
Last Modified: 14 Apr 2016 04:45
Depositing User: Staf Pendigitalan 1
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/10949

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