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EEO. 2021; 20(2): 1817-1831

Portrayal Analysis Of Health, Sanitation And Clean Drinking Water Issues Of Bahawalpur Region In Local Vs. National Dailies Of Pakistan

Muhammad Zain Zameer,Dr. Muhammad Bilal Bhatti,Farrukh Nazir,Muhammad Farooq.


The current research study was conducted to compare the framing and coverage of the two local newspapers Sutelj and Sayadat with national dailies including Jang and Nawa-i-Waqt to know how the health, sanitation and clean drinking water issues of Bahawalpur are highlighted. The researchers used content analysis technique by applying framing theory and purposive sampling as a study tool. The researcher mainly focused how much the issues are particularly given coverage by both national and local dailies and, how the issue of Bahawalpur are being framed in the mirror of selected news dailies. The researchers analyzed the clean water availability, sanitation conditions, and health issues of Bahawalpur region. It was found that the local dailies had given more coverage as well as more positive coverage to the selected issues and given more serious stance to hype the importance of described matters.

Key words: Bahawalpur, Clean Drinking Water, Health Issues, Sanitation conditions, Media Framing.

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