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Constructing Terrorism A Critical Discourse Analysis on the Construction of Terrorism in Bangladeshi English-Language Newspaper Editorials
Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
2018 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Through Critical Discourse analysis, this thesis examined the discursive construction of

terrorism related events and finds out the common definiens of terrorism in the editorials of

two Bangladeshi English-medium newspaper. The Daily Star & Dhaka Tribune, both the

newspapers covered terrorism related events in their editorials throughout the year of 2015.

This thesis finds out the discrepancies in the produced expression and in the use of other

common definiens of terrorism in the editorials. The newspapers were different in producing

expressions against terrorism while sympathetic in portraying the victims and usually

supported the victims. Both the newspapers represented perpetrators from ideological

perspective, while distancing the ideologies from religious teachings. The newspapers identify

terrorism as a serious threat both to security, social stability and perceives terrorist attacks as a

threat to many crucial democratic values. In light of the problem, the newspapers suggested

various policy recommendation, criticized the law enforcement for failures and emphasized

on the engagement of religious clerics to curb terrorism from a Bangladeshi perspective,

while stressing on the promotion of secular values of the country and its society.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 102
Keywords [en]
Terrorism, Religious extremism, violent extremism, CDA, Editorials, newspaper
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Media and Communications
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-69957OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-69957DiVA, id: diva2:1259799
Subject / course
Medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap
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Available from: 2018-10-31 Created: 2018-10-31 Last updated: 2018-10-31Bibliographically approved

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