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Media Representations and Refugees Crises: Framing of Afghan Refugees in Mainstream Print Media of Pakistan
The main objective of the study is to analyze the framing of Afghan refugees in print media of Pakistan and attempts to generate a substantial body of information about the role of Pakistani media in this regard and presents the issues and problems of afghan refugees after the operation of Zarb-e- Azb and attempts to investigate and compare the policies of leading English print of Pakistan after the incident of APS attack. Quantitative methodology has been opted and content analysis is used as research method. Under the umbrella of framing theory the study concludes that the national security of the state was of prime importance for the media while the problems and issues of Afghan refugees were of least concern. Further, the government policies for Afghan refugees regarding visa facilitation, registration, legal issues, border management crises, educational and health policies were highlighted in media.
Dr. Sumera Batool
Assistant Professor, Department of Mass Communication, Lahore College for Women University, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan