US Foreign Policy towards South Asia (2011-2012): Framing of Pakistani Press.

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    • Abstract:
      This study provides a detailed quantitative and qualitative analysis of the coverage of Pakistani press regarding US policy towards South Asia in the context of war on terror from January 2011 to December 2012. All unsigned editorials appeared in The News and Dawn examined by applying content analysis method containing themes related to US policy towards Pakistan such as: Drone attacks and USAID to Pakistan; US policy towards Afghanistan and US policy towards India. The study maintains that both Dawn & The News were critical to US policy towards Pakistan regarding Drone Attacks but the tone of The News was intense in nature. Moreover, the Dawn supported US policy to provide USAID to Pakistan, while The News was critical to it. On US policy towards India, The News supported the US policy to maintain friendly relations with India despite of Kashmir issue. On US policy towards Afghanistan, The News framed a negative picture of US while Dawn adopted a balance stance. The pattern of coverage supports the argument that the press and foreign policy relationship is issue-specific and it also has linked with media organization's policy. This study also asserts that on foreign policy issues press framing is not necessarily influenced by country's defined foreign policy objectives. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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