Representation of Ukrainian Crisis in Czech Media: Explicit and Implicit Bias in the News Coverage of the Ukranian-Russian Conflict

Jan Babinský, Václav Krejčíř


The article is about Czech media coverage of the start of crisis in Ukraine, it was the local conflict and then the international diplomatic crisis. There were political and state actors, for example Russia and European Union. We focused in our analysis on the three national newspapers (Mladá fronta Dnes, Právo and Hospodářské noviny) between November 2013 and March 2014. It is because it corresponds to the origin point of the whole conflict. It is important to see how the Czech news see it. This article tries to find some propaganda. The article uses a mixed methods and it combines quantitative analysis and qualitative textual and discourse analysis and it emphasizes the framing. It wants to find the ideological and cognitive frames of the Ukraine crisis.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2016.v7n4p435

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