Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date



DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.19184.46085

Conference Name

International Studies Association

Conference City

Chicago IL

Conference Dates

March, 2007


War and protest are major components of the daily news. "If it bleeds, it leads" is a central axiom of news broadcasting. This paper examines the way that one globalizing news network uses images to frame stories about war and protest. Individualistic images of soldiers and weapons; death, destruction and suffering present important visual themes. At the same time, flag images invoke more communal identities. We examine such images from war and protest news stories in Arabic editions of Aljazeera websites during 20052006.