Muslim journalists in Western media: Maria TV reported by Telecinco, CNN and the BBC

Pilar Medina Bravo, Miquel Rodrigo Alsina, Frederic Guerrero Solé


This article analyses and compares, in terms of five analytical categories, how three Western news channels (Telecinco, CNN and the BBC) cover a news story about a new Egyptian channel called Maria TV presented by Muslim women wearing the niqab. Although the Western TV channels narrate the same event, they build different representations of reality. The paper concludes with a reflection on how, in focusing on different aspects of the story, they inevitably distort a holistic view of the event.


gender; journalism; Egypt; niqab, television; Muslim women.

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