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Framing of the Syrian Conflict in the Russian Media

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  • 1 Deputy Head, Laboratory for Monitoring the Risks of Socio-Political Destabilization, Faculty of Social Science, HSE University, Moscow, Russia
  • | 2 Faculty of Social Science, HSE University, Moscow, Russia
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Abstract

The research studies the features of coverage of the Syrian conflict by Russian media. In scientific discourse, there are a number of works studying the information support for the civil war in Syria, which is explained by its specificity – a multilateral, multi-level protracted conflict creates an opportunity for a varied interpretation of events and causal relationships. The way events in Syria are presented in various regions of Russia is of particular interest. In the course of this study, a database of media articles, both federal and regional (Dagestan, Tatarstan, Chechnya), was collected. The articles were then analyzed from the point of view of the prevailing semantic codes, which made it possible to identify how the Syrian conflict is framed, as well as the similarities and differences of different regions’ frames.

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