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Media & Mass Communication, Volume 4, 2015

A RELIGIOUSLY DIVISIVE IMAGE OF H1N1 IN EGYPT AS REPORTED BY THE NEW YORK TIMES
Mohammed Al-Azdee
Pages: 37-48
Published: 9 Apr 2015
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Abstract: In its reporting from different countries during the timeframe April 17 – June 11, 2009, the New York Times considered various aspects of the H1N1 infection issue, but when the case was related to Egypt, it was about religion. In one article, the daily used three different words: pig, swine, and pork for 30 times to convey the meaning of religious division in Egypt where culling pigs was portrayed as Muslim oppression to the Christian minority.
Keywords: christianity, egypt, framing, h1n1 virus, islam, swine flu, textual analysis
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