Take decisive action against terrorists, hillary asks pakistan<br />Content Characteristics: <br />Optimistic tone (“Pakistani authorities did not know about Osama’s presence in Pakistan”, “the US wanted a stable, secure and prosperous Pakistan”)<br />Bias towards US, contains only US sources<br />Sources: US Secretary Hillary Clinton, Mike Mullen (Admiral, US Joint Chiefs of Staff)<br />Audience views/Public Opinion: quotes Hillary acknowledging “differences exist with Pakistan on some issues”, states US wants Pakistan to aid in fight against terrorism.<br />
Mike Mullen dashes to pakistan, Hillary due on friday<br />Content Characteristics<br />Language: “dashes” evokes urgency, “reconciliatory” statement implies US is attempting to right a wrong<br />Bias: fairly objective<br />Sources: President Barack Obama, unspecified “reports”<br />Audience Views/Public Opinion: Hillary is said to be coming to Pakistan to “ease the tensions”, evokes idea of strife between US/PAK relationship<br />
Hillary’s visit helped remove misunderstandings: FO<br />Content Characteristics:<br />Misleading lead- Story does not mention any clarification of misunderstandings, rather the topic of the visit (drone attacks, national sovereignty) is mentioned <br />Sources: Pakistan Foreign office spokesperson TehminaJanjua<br />Audience Views/Public Opinion: Story says “relations with US have recently been bumpy,” evokes idea that relationship is strained<br />
Summary<br />The 3 news stories are fairly objective, relying on mainly US sources. This could be due to the fact that the stories are in English and reach either English-speaking natives or Western audiences. <br />These news stories seem to reflect the result of the “Pakistani Public Opinion on Democracy” study by the Institute of Peace and WorldPublicOpinion.org where a majority of Pakistanis don’t believe the US can be trusted to act responsibly. The longer lasting affects of US/Pak talks will remain to be seen post Osama bin Laden. <br />
A particular slide catching your eye?
Clipping is a handy way to collect important slides you want to go back to later.