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Volume :38 Issue : 145 2012      Add To Cart                                                                    Download

The Impact of Global Credit Crunch as Reflected in the Bahraini Daily Press (Analytical Study)

Auther : Dr. Ali M. Al-Qudah

     The Global Credit Crunch which flared up in the USA in September 2008 affected several sectors worldwide and many countries are still suffering its impact. Some people expressed the idea that mass media has helped in fabricating this crunch. This research is an attempt to assess the extent of coverage given by the Bahrain daliy press to the Global Credit Crunch and related issues. It attempts to determine how important the issues of the Financial Crisis were covered in the Daily Press. The study was conducted by analyzing the coverage of "Akhbar AlKhaleej" Daily newspaper to the Credit Crunch issues during 2008 & 2009.
     In regard to the Bahraini daily press coverage of the global credit crunch, the topic of the study has raised a number of questions. First, what were the main issues that attracted the Bahraini daily press coverage towards the global credit crunch? Second, what was the stance of the Bahraini daily newspapers towards the global credit crunch? The study concluded that:
1 -   The highest percentage (20.4%) was given to the coverage that was devoted to international economic and banking in both periods.
2 -   The Bahraini press devoted a greater amount of its coverage to Global Credit Crunch topics; (43.0%) of its related coverage appeared in the headlines of its pages.

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