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Department of Communication and Media Research Science Communication

Comparing Western and Arab TV Presentations of Terrorism

The project analyze “Western” and Arab television coverage about four prominent terrorist attacks in both the Western and Arab world. Based on quantitative and qualitative content analysis, it reconstructed discursive patterns, including portrayals of emotions.

Runtime: 2009-2012

Funding: German Research Foundation (DFG), Federal Cluster of Excellence “Languages of Emotions”

Participants: Dr. Mike S. Schäfer, Prof. Dr. Jürgen Gerhards (both Free University of Berlin)

Total Sum: 160,000 EUR