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(Re)presenting Hezbollah: A case study exploring the primacy of ideologically embedded objectives in the media representations of al-Manar
Swedish National Defence College.
2016 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study is to provide insight on the media representations created and sustained through Hezbollah’s affiliated media apparatus of al-Manar as to cumulatively contribute to the current debate on the organisation’s lebanonisation process. Through an interpretative approach, a qualitative framing analysis of news items places focus on the ideological objectives embedded within the communication strategy of Hezbollah. The study identifies an array of media frames relating to the organisation’s manifested core objectives while shedding further light on new and potential issue arenas and the reactive conduct Hezbollah applies in response to such. Analytical results suggest that whilst antagonistic Shi’a/Sunni frames are distinguishable on a regional level, such are subjected to influence through a wider notion of resistance, as well as a social and political alignment within the confinements of the Lebanese state. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 59 p.
Keyword [en]
Hezbollah, Lebanonisation, Media Representation, al-Manar, Mediatisation, Islamism
National Category
Political Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-6153OAI: diva2:936848
Subject / course
Statsvetenskap med inriktning mot säkerhetspolitik
Educational program
Master's programme in Politics and War
2016-06-02, 09:00 (English)
Available from: 2016-06-15 Created: 2016-06-14 Last updated: 2016-06-15Bibliographically approved

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