TRACKING HUMAN RIGHTS IN URDU JOURNALISM: A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF ZAMINDAR AKHBAR 1920 AND DAILY JANG 2020

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  • DR. NASIM ISHAQ School of Communication Studies, University of the Punjab
  • MOHSIN ALI School of Communication Studies, University of the Punjab

Abstract

Human rights issues are as old as the history of human beings. The practice of violation of human rights was there at every age; the only thing that changed gradually was the definition of human rights. The British period of the sub-continent was a time when many Muslim leaders were subjected to violation of human rights because they stood for the rights of the oppressed. This was the time when Urdu newspapers were the only means and source for Muslims of India to express their concerns. By employing content analysis and framing theory, this paper focuses on a closer look at the pattern in which Urdu newspapers; daily Zamindar in 1920 and daily Jang in 2020 portrayed human rights issues in their categorical circumstances. The objective of the study was to check the portrayal of human rights issues; that is to say, how certain news about human rights was framed in the above-mentioned dailies. Results lead us to the findings that the framing of human rights issues by both papers was diverse; that is to say, both papers portrayed human rights issues but their priorities varied according to the situation.

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2024-03-02

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DR. NASIM ISHAQ, & MOHSIN ALI. (2024). TRACKING HUMAN RIGHTS IN URDU JOURNALISM: A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF ZAMINDAR AKHBAR 1920 AND DAILY JANG 2020. Quarterly Journal of the Pakistan Historical Society, 72(1). Retrieved from http://phs.com.pk/index.php/phs/article/view/333

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