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Framing of International Conflict Victims: Political Proximity vs Religious Proximity
The current research through the lens of proximity model investigated that how victims of international Crisis are being depicted. Either they are being sympathized or distanced from the audience of reporting country. The research investigated two main themes, religious and political proximity. Two political Crisis were examined one in Rohingya and one in China (Uighur). Result of the study indicated that Rohingya Muslim was highly sympathized and Rohingya army is highly brutalized in Pakistani media, on the other hand Uighur Muslim is distanced from the reader and Chinese authorities are not brutalized. The research concluded that Pakistan have strong economical and political relation with china and that could be the proximity which distance the Uighur Muslim for getting sympathetic frame in Pakistani media. On the other hand Rohingya has neutral relation with Pakistan, but the victims of Rohingya Crisis were highly sympthesized because of the religious proximity with Pakistan. Through content analysis the research concluded that political proximity has more power than the religious proximity.
Ph. D Scholar, Department of Media and Communication Studies, International Islamic University Islamabad, Pakistan
Dr. Rooh Ul Amin Khan
Assistant professor, Department of Media and Communication Studies, International Islamic University Islamabad, Pakistan
Dr. Muhammad Ahmed Qadri
Former Dean, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, University of Karachi, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
International Crisis, Political Proximity, Religious Proximity, Victims