Broadcast Media Coverage

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Highlights of broadcast media's coverage of the killing of V. Prabhakaran, the leader of the LTTE.

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Broadcast Media Coverage

  1. 1. Key points of broadcast media coverage PDF created with pdfFactory Pro trial version www.pdffactory.com
  2. 2. Key phrases / expressions n Kuriru – brutal (acts of terrorism headed by Prabaharan) n Gaathakaya – killer (prabaharan) n Amaanushakaya – humane less n Uththamacharaya – Salute (the war hero’s) n Abhiyogaya – Challenges – re development of Sri Lanka n Vijayakrahanaya – Victory of the entire nation PDF created with pdfFactory Pro trial version www.pdffactory.com
  3. 3. Key points n News bulletin duration – News on the day of Prabhakaran death was over one hour when the general duration is 30 minutes. n Visuals – q LTTE’s defeat shown as an animated incremental timeline. q LTTE attacks on the Dalada Maligawa, civilians and Kattankudy Muslims q Visuals suggested that unlike others in the LTTE under his command, Prabhakaran didn’t have a cyanide capsule around his neck. q Visuals to suggest a luxurious life and noting he was thus misleading the people who trusted his policies PDF created with pdfFactory Pro trial version www.pdffactory.com
  4. 4. Erased and strengthened n Erased!– The fate of IDPs who escaped the fighting. Zero attention to humanitarian fall out of war, allegations of war crimes by Govt. forces, human rights abuses and the lack of access to independent media in the final weeks of war n Repeated!– Phrases to suggest that Prabhakaran was a notorious criminal, brutal murderer, killer, liar, cheat PDF created with pdfFactory Pro trial version www.pdffactory.com

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