Representation of US, Pakistani Government and its Military in Print and Electronic Media of Pakistan after the Killing of Osama Bin Laden
This research paper looks at the representation of US, Pakistani government and its military in print and electronic media outlets of Pakistan after the killing of Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan. The media outlets studied in this research study include: the daily Dawn, Geo News and state owned Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV). The data of these media outlets have been studied for ten consecutive days. This paper will demonstrate that were the Pakistani media outlets critical or supportive of the US and Pakistani governments in their coverage after the killing of Osama bin Laden? It will also confirm that was the Pakistani government criticized more in the coverage than its military? The findings, based on quantitative content analysis, show that though the US was criticized in the coverage but it stayed successful in telling its version of the story to the Pakistani viewers and readers. Furthermore, it also supports that the media outlets in Pakistan were more critical of the Pakistani government than its military.