An Analysis of Urdu and English Editorial Coverage of the 2007 Emergency from Pakistani Newspapers

An Analysis of Urdu and English Editorial Coverage of the 2007 Emergency from Pakistani Newspapers

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Through studying editorials, this thesis seeks to understand to what degree newspapers actually heeded the new media law. To analyze the editorials, I use an approach within sociolinguistics called Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA). CDA posits that text and context mirror each other. A society's socio-economics, political hierarchy, religion, values, and ideology will be apparent in the text through grammar, tone, lexicon, and style. Given the context of the Emergency, I wanted to understand how government attempts to censor would manifest in the text.This aspect of the editorial makes predictions and answers the question a€œWhat will happen?a€ Additionally, the Recommendations hold the strongest tone of morality, for they answer the question a€œWhat should be done?a€ The advice laid out inanbsp;...


Title:An Analysis of Urdu and English Editorial Coverage of the 2007 Emergency from Pakistani Newspapers
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