HomeADDU-SAS Graduate Research Journalvol. 5 no. 1 (2009)

A discourse analysis of CNN and BBC narratives on “Islamic terrorism” post 9/11: implications on international peacebuilding

Allan V. Villanueva

Discipline: Peace, Development, Media



This study seeks to critically examine the post 9/11 discourses and narratives of CNN and BBC media reportage on “Islamic terrorism,” with the view to delve into their impact on international

peacebuilding. It utilizes peace frameworks and Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) as a method in analyzing CNN and BBC discourses and narratives on “Islamic terrorism” post 9/11.

The study delves into the central themes, characteristics, and peace implications of the media reports. It has likewise scrutinized the fissures, presented the identities and relationships the media reports have set up, and investigated the issues of misinterpretation and misappropriation in relation to peacebuilding.

Finally, the study identifies the relationship between the media reports vis-à-vis dominant systems of thought, and examines the impact of the CNN and BBC discourses and narratives on peacebuilding.