Amr Assad, Abdul Malek Aldanani


Terrorism is a major global threat to free societies. Thus, many TV news channels have competed against each other to report terrorist attacks that occur in different parts of the world. The researchers applied the secondary data analysis technique to assess studies that cover the terrorism phenomenon in both Arab and Western TV news channels from 2011 to 2016. Results indicated that terrorism was one of the most prominent topics in both Arab and Western TV news channels; however, the news treatment of terrorism incidents differed across Arab and Western TV channels.


Terrorism, TV News, Arab, Western

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