Author

Sarah Eissa

Abstract

This research aims to examine hate speech in the Egyptian Arabic language newspapers, through examining the front page of the three dailies, the state-owned Al-Ahram newspaper, the privately-owned newspaper Al-Masry Al-Youm and the partisan newspaper Al-Wafd. The study’s time span starts from June 30, 2012 to June 30, 2015. The analysis for the study is based on the framing and agenda-setting theories in order to find how hate speech is framed and whether the speech is affected by a governmental agenda. The research uses the quantitative method of content analysis to examine the total of 111 front pages. The research found that hate speech was used more by the privately-owned Al-Masry Al-Youm newspaper followed by Al-Wafd party newspaper, and finally by the state-owned Al-Ahram newspaper. The major sources of hate speech were journalists who used hate speech in their own words in their writing and reporting, the major hate speech victims were Islamists followed by others and the major type of hate speech used was stereotype, and finally the media professionals generally did not try to combat hate speech.

Department

Journalism & Mass Communication Department

Degree Name

MA in Journalism & Mass Communication

Date of Award

2-1-2017

Online Submission Date

January 2018

First Advisor

Hamdy, Naila

Committee Member 1

Al-Atraqchi, Firas

Committee Member 2

Allam, Rasha

Document Type

Thesis

Extent

155 p.

Rights

The author retains all rights with regard to copyright. The author certifies that written permission from the owner(s) of third-party copyrighted matter included in the thesis, dissertation, paper, or record of study has been obtained. The author further certifies that IRB approval has been obtained for this thesis, or that IRB approval is not necessary for this thesis. Insofar as this thesis, dissertation, paper, or record of study is an educational record as defined in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 USC 1232g), the author has granted consent to disclosure of it to anyone who requests a copy.

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