One Attack, Two Stories: Nationalism in Indian and Pakistani Media Mar18

One Attack, Two Stories: Nationalism in Indian and...

    A January attack on an airbase in Pathankot, an Indian city close to the Pakistani border, marked 2016’s first salvo in the decades-long, sometimes violent India-Pakistan conflict. The English-language press in both countries covered the story extensively. But an analysis of that coverage shows that the stories on both sides were told through nationalist filters, reflecting the deep animosities that have existed for decades since the two countries were partitioned. “When we cover India and Pakistan relations” in a time of conflict, “there is an automatic precautionary approach,” said Abdul Manan, a journalist at...