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  1. 1. Analysis of Dunya News stories in text and English, located on the Dunya online news site.
  2. 3. <ul><li>Content Characteristics: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Optimistic tone (“Pakistani authorities did not know about Osama’s presence in Pakistan”, “the US wanted a stable, secure and prosperous Pakistan”) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bias towards US, contains only US sources </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sources: US Secretary Hillary Clinton, Mike Mullen (Admiral, US Joint Chiefs of Staff) </li></ul><ul><li>Audience views/Public Opinion: quotes Hillary acknowledging “differences exist with Pakistan on some issues”, states US wants Pakistan to aid in fight against terrorism. </li></ul>
  3. 5. <ul><li>Content Characteristics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Language: “dashes” evokes urgency, “reconciliatory” statement implies US is attempting to right a wrong </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bias: fairly objective </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sources: President Barack Obama, unspecified “reports” </li></ul><ul><li>Audience Views/Public Opinion: Hillary is said to be coming to Pakistan to “ease the tensions”, evokes idea of strife between US/PAK relationship </li></ul>
  4. 7. <ul><li>Content Characteristics: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Misleading lead- Story does not mention any clarification of misunderstandings, rather the topic of the visit (drone attacks, national sovereignty) is mentioned </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sources: Pakistan Foreign office spokesperson Tehmina Janjua </li></ul><ul><li>Audience Views/Public Opinion: Story says “relations with US have recently been bumpy,” evokes idea that relationship is strained </li></ul>
  5. 8. <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>

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