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Critical Discourse Analysis of Online Publications Ideology: A Case of Middle Eastern Online Publications


  • Raeda Tartory


This study assesses the reflection of Middle Eastern media networks on the states and the news concerning the oil crisis and Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) conditions. A critical discourse analysis approach is adopted to analyze 22 articles from Al Jazeera and Al Arabiya regarding the Qatar withdrawal from OPEC. The ideological choices vary as Al Jazeera is focused on the Qatar economy, while Al Arabiya on Saudi Arabia. These online publications have presented a positive self-presentation of their funded country while the negative representation of the other. Al Jazeera has pointed that the exit of Qatar from the OPEC is to focus on its other non–oil production sector, while Al Arabiya has pointed that this exit is due to the primary role of Saudi Arabia, with which Qatar has an on-going conflict. Qatar is symbolic to broaden regional division, which may later diffuse to other OPEC members and will leave no mark on the decision-making process of the alliance.

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  • Raeda Tartory, 2020. "Critical Discourse Analysis of Online Publications Ideology: A Case of Middle Eastern Online Publications," SAGE Open, , vol. 10(3), pages 21582440209, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:sae:sagope:v:10:y:2020:i:3:p:2158244020941471
    DOI: 10.1177/2158244020941471

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