Australian press and public opinion on the Israel–Palestine conflict

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Title Australian press and public opinion on the Israel–Palestine conflict
Author Han, Ni Eulalia; Rane, Halim
Journal Name Media International Australia
Year Published 2011
Place of publication Australia
Publisher University of Queensland
Abstract This article examines the relationship between Australian press coverage of, and public opinion on, the Israel–Palestine conflict using a framing perspective. The first part of the study involves analysis of almost 10,000 articles published in The Australian and the Sydney Morning Herald between 2000 and 2010. The second part of the study is based on an online survey conducted with 1021 participants nationally. The main aim of this study is to identify the extent to which the issues deemed most central to resolving the conflict have been covered by the Australian press and the extent to which Australian public opinion is either reflective of this content or represents alternate views. The study found that respondents expressed perspectives inconsistent with prevalent news frames, including a close identification with the Palestinian narrative as well as views on a resolution of the conflict reflective of a concern for human rights and universal values.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.uq.edu.au/mia/2011-issues#141
Volume 2011
Issue Number 141
Page from 58
Page to 69
ISSN 1329-878X
Date Accessioned 2011-12-21; 2012-04-01T22:48:02Z
Date Available 2012-04-01T22:48:02Z
Faculty Arts, Education and Law
Subject International Relations
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/44125
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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