Fonte: Siyaset Ekonomi ve ToplumPublicador: Siyaset Ekonomi ve Toplum
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
Publicado em //2005Português
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This paper investigates how the news media of the two Australasian countries – Australia and New Zealand (NZ) – frame the images of Turkey against the images of the European Union (EU) in the context of an ongoing EU integration. Due to its newsworthy attributes (drama and conflict), news about Turkey in the context of EU integration successfully competed for attention among journalists and audiences in the two countries in 2004. The images created by news media have arguably brought the distant Turkey and EU closer to the interpersonal worlds of Australians and New Zealanders, informing and educating them on the latest developments in these remote foreign counterparts. The study derives its importance from the assumption that the revealed string of representations (analyzed using the cognitive semantics tool of conceptual metaphor) are likely to influence NZ and Australian public and elite opinions about the EU (as an important international counterpart to both NZ and Australia), and of Turkey (as a possible member of the EU).; http://www.insightturkey.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=81&Itemid=59; Natalia Chaban, Katrina Stats, Jessica Bain, and Fiona Machin
Institutionalised metaphors are an everyday feature of the EU’s internal discursive constructions. The relevant literature argues that one of the most well-established and frequently employed metaphors describing the EU in EU discourses is that of the ‘Common European House’. This paper suggests that this metaphor is also prolific in external discourses depicting the EU. Easily comprehensible and intimately familiar to the international public, the ‘common house’ metaphor is argued to serve as an efficient means of organising thoughts and observations about unfamiliar and complex global phenomena such as European integration. Exploring a case study of Australasian (Australian and New Zealand) daily news coverage of the 2004 EU enlargement, we found that the popular ‘house’ metaphor delivered imagery dominated by negativity and contradiction, portraying the enlarging EU as an unstable, divided and overcrowded entity. Taking into account the power of metaphors to raise the awareness of key EU concepts, policy issues and events, the imagery resulting from the media’s use of the ‘house’ metaphor is problematic. The continued employment of negative and contradictory portrayals of an important economic and political counterpart may have concerning effects on the perceptions that the publics and decision-makers of Australasia hold of the EU as a global actor...
Chaban, N.; Holland, M.; Bain, J.; Stats, K.; Sutthisripok, P.; Na, K.
Fonte: University of Canterbury; New ZealandPublicador: University of Canterbury; New Zealand
Tipo: Parte de Livro
Publicado em //2005Português
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The media plays a crucial role in civil society and public education and has the power to direct both elite and public perceptions and opinions. News media is argued to be a principal source of information on foreign events and central to informing public opinion on international affairs. This section looks at the media’s role in informing understandings of the European Union in Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, and Thailand by analyzing the representations of the EU as an economic, political and social actor in national print and broadcast media. For the news items to be included in the sample they had to deal with events or situations in the EU outside the home country, or events in the home country in which EU takes part, or which are presented as having relevance to the EU situations. News on the EU is defined as stories mentioning the EU at least once, even marginally.; http://www.europe.canterbury.ac.nz/appp/publications/; Natalia Chaban, Martin Holland, Jessica Bain, Katrina Stats, Paveena Sutthisripok and Kim Se Na
This study is a part of the research project “Public, Elite and Media Perceptions of the European Union in Asia Pacific Region: A comparative Study” which is broadly concerned with how information about the EU is organized and structured in media discourses in Australia, Korea, New Zealand, and Thailand, and focuses on how that information compares with public and elite perceptions of the EU in those countries. More specifically, this study draws on evidence relating to the flow and structure of EU news in print media in the four respective countries. To examine that, a systematic analytical approach featuring a set of formal characteristics of dynamics, length, placement, sources, leading topics, degree of centrality and foci of domesticity is employed. Data comes from the daily coverage of the EU in 20 influential regional dailies in the first half of 2004. Results of this research are viewed as a baseline from which to consider dominating images, perceptions and attitudes towards the EU in Asia-Pacific in a greater detail; Natalia Chaban, Kim Se Na, Katrina Stats and Paveena Sutthisripok