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Comparing Coverage in Syria and Yemen: Quantitative Analysis

  • Amanda Guidero
  • Maia Carter Hallward
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Abstract

This chapter investigates why Syria receives more attention than Yemen in the media using quantitative data from Google’s GDelt project. The results empirically demonstrate that Syria receives more attention than Yemen, both prior to and during the ongoing conflicts in the two countries. The results further show that while humanitarian issues in Syria receive more attention than in Yemen, overall the use of force by state and nonstate actors draws more media attention in both conflicts.

Keywords

Quantitative analysis Security Humanitarian crisis Refugees Use of force 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Amanda Guidero
    • 1
  • Maia Carter Hallward
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Interdisciplinary StudiesCreighton UniversityOmahaUSA
  2. 2.School of Conflict Management, Peacebuilding and DevelopmentKennesaw State UniversityKennesawUSA

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