On the Border of the Syrian Refugee Crisis: Views From Two Different Cultural Perspectives

Daniela V. Dimitrova, Emel Ozdora-Aksak, Colleen Connolly-Ahern

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Abstract

Since the Syrian refugee crisis represents the worst humanitarian crisis in modern history, it is critical to examine how global media covered this issue. Focusing on two nations significantly affected by the refugee crisis—Bulgaria and Turkey, this study employs a content analysis to examine differences in refugee portrayals in national media. The results show that Turkish media coverage was more personalized and more likely to emphasize the victim frame. In contrast, Bulgarian coverage was less personalized and more likely to emphasize the administrative frame. The findings are placed within national context and their implications for media framing of refugees are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)532-546
Number of pages15
JournalAmerican Behavioral Scientist
Volume62
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Psychology
  • Cultural Studies
  • Education
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Social Sciences(all)

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