Review of Studies on Media Portrayal of Islam, Muslims and Iran


This research aims to provide an overview of studies carried out on media representation of Islam, Muslims and Iran. The study intends to present theoretical and methodological approaches used to focus on media discourse as well as the findings of research on the treatment of Islam and Muslims by the mass media. Drawing on approaches such as framing paradigm, Foucault’s notion of power/knowledge, Van Dijk’s ideological square and critical discourse analysis, the previous literature illustrated the role of media discourse in the production and reproduction of Islam and Muslims as the negative Other.

Keywords: Islam, Framing analysis, Media representation; Muslims.

Faiz Sathi Abdullah, Jayakaran Mukundan