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Under Western eyes : the BBC and the Iranian revolution 1978-1979 : a discursive analysis

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Under Western eyes : the BBC and the Iranian revolution 1978-1979 : a discursive analysis

Farokhfal, Reza (2001) Under Western eyes : the BBC and the Iranian revolution 1978-1979 : a discursive analysis. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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This study explains, from a discursive approach, how the Iranian revolution of 1979 was constructed by the BBC (Persian Service) as news story, and how this constructed story as a text provided the Iranian audiences, who participated in the revolution, with a' preferred reading' of the events. The study gives a media narrative of the revolution as a historical "context", and deals with the BBC as a "sender" in terms of its mythic reputation for "impartiality" and "objectivity" in representing the world events as news. The way in which the BBC as a Western broadcaster mediated in the highly anti-Western context of the Iranian revolution of 1979 is the core question that the study attempts to explore. It does so by analyzing the BBC news-discourse based on a narrative model and by showing the process through which the BBC "message" was encoded and decoded as a text. One conclusion of this thesis is that the BBC broadcasts to Iran cultivated in the audiences an image of the revolution different from what was cultivated by the most Western media, at the time, in their domestic or international audiences.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > Communication Studies
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Farokhfal, Reza
Pagination:iv, 95 leaves ; 29 cm.
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:Theses (M.A.)
Program:Communication Studies
Date:2001
Thesis Supervisor(s):Murphy, Dennis
ID Code:1524
Deposited By:Concordia University Libraries
Deposited On:27 Aug 2009 13:20
Last Modified:08 Dec 2010 10:21
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