Sandra Veinberg: Most Dominated Problems of Mass Media Dialogism in National Dailies during the Trial Process of Wikileaks Grounder Julian Assange
International Journal of Social Science Studies Vol. 2, No. 2; April 2014
ISSN 2324-8033 E-ISSN 2324-8041
Published by Redfame Publishing
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Correspondence: Sandra Veinberg, Riga International School of Economics and Business Administration (RISEBA), Faculty of Public Relations and Advertising Management, Riga, Latvia; Senior Researcher at Liepaja University, Institute of Management Sciences, Liepaja, Latvia.
Received: December 30, 2013 Accepted: January 16, 2014 Available online: February 11, 2014 doi:10.11114/ijsss.v2i2.308 URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.11114/ijsss.v2i2.308
This paper examines media mediation, media effects and their impact on the literacy of the public sphere. To examine the medial text and media mediation´s impact on various journalistic fields in different countries, I analyse during the current moment of “the global hunting” around WikiLeaks‟ founder Julian Assange. As the source, I use 764 published
articles in newspapers and online media from six different countries: Sweden, UK, Ecuador, Russia, Latvia and Malaysia. The objective was to test the intertextuality with using of qualitative research. The period for analysis is the last 1.5 years (2012 – 2013, 04).
Results of my research show that the majority of articles demonstrate evidence of demonstrative rhetoric, despite the fact that “the Assange case” actually was a purely legal process and therefore demanded of the mass media factual, legal analysis of the situation.
My conclusion shows that here we can see a new, obvious signs of the new way of deliberate censorship by means of linguistic expression. This shows that a very special kind of censorship is implicit in the mission of the global media.
Keywords: media effects, International Relations, Public Relations, media mediation, censorship