Kurdish Studies

ISSN: 2051-4883 | e-ISSN: 2051-4891

News Coverage of Arms Race Aspects in Satellite Channels

Alaa Makki
University of Sharjah
Fawzia Al Ali
University of Sharjah
Keywords: Arms race, news coverage, satellite channels, framing, source bias, media influence, global security..


The research delves into the multifaceted landscape of news coverage pertaining to arms race aspects within satellite channels, highlighting their influence on public perceptions and global security discourse. Employing a comprehensive content analysis framework, the study examines diverse framing strategies, source biases, and narrative components present in broadcasts from selected satellite channels. By synthesizing theoretical insights from framing theory and cultivation theory, the research sheds light on the intricate interplay between media narratives and international relations. The findings illuminate the prevalence of competitive framing and its potential to foster misperceptions of heightened tensions, while also revealing cooperative framing strategies that underscore diplomatic efforts and arms control initiatives. Through recommendations for balanced reporting, media literacy education, and collaboration with independent research institutions, the study emphasizes the role of responsible journalism in fostering informed public discourse and shaping arms race policy-making.

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