The Discourse of Nuclear Difference in Pakistani TV Talk Shows: A Study of Pulwama Incident

Authors

  • Rashid Ali Khuhro CRDC, University of Sindh, Pakistan.
  • Bashir Memon Department of Media and Communication, University of Sindh, Pakistan.
  • Marvi Shoukat Department of Media and Communication, University of Sindh, Pakistan.
  • Inayat Ullah Department of Media and Communication, Karakoram International University, Pakistan.

Keywords:

Nuclear Deterrence, Pak-India Relations, Pulwama Attack, Talk-shows

Abstract

The Pulwama attack on 14 February 2019 increased more than seven decades old tension between India and Pakistan. On both sides, the media played a significant role. The purpose of this study is to analyze the discourse of nuclear deterrence in Pakistani current affairs talk shows after the Pulwama attack. The researcher used both qualitative and quantitative content analysis of two highly rated current affairs talk shows aired on satellite television channels. The data was collected by taking notes and making transcriptions of 32 programs. The analysis showed that the Pulwama attack has been discussed in 14 programs. By following transcriptions taken from these 14 programs, a coding sheet was developed to quantify the themes. The data was entered into coding sheets by reading transcriptions of the programs. Then, the collected data were analyzed through SPSS software. Findings concluded that nuclear deterrence was discussed as a pride, power, and in the context of nuclear war and its consequence. However, the tone of the program was positive to promote peace between both nuclear power states. The results revealed that Pakistani media, journalists, politicians, and civil society played a positive role in maintaining peace between both countries.

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Published

2023-09-22

How to Cite

Khuhro, R. A. ., Memon, B. ., Shoukat, M. ., & Inayat Ullah. (2023). The Discourse of Nuclear Difference in Pakistani TV Talk Shows: A Study of Pulwama Incident. Academic Student Research Journal, 1(1), 8. Retrieved from http://sppc.pk/index.php/asrj/article/view/21