conflict & communication online, Vol. 14, No. 1, 2015
ISSN 1618-0747




Irina Volf
Hizb ut-Tahrir in the press II: Exploring differences between academic discourses and editorial choices in Europe and Central Asia

This article analyzes academic discourses on Hizb u-Tahrir al-Islami (HT) in various disciplines, provides an overview of media frames applied to HT in German, British and Kyrgyz quality newspapers, and examines the differences between the conclusions of scholars and mass media representations of HT. The introductory section of the paper briefly presents a group of selected authors and texts, illustrates the importance of drawing parallels between academic and journalistic discourses on HT, and explains the choice of the countries used in the study. The methodological section specifies the questions, sources and methods of research. Finally, there is a detailed presentation and discussion of the findings, followed by a summary of the conclusions.


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The author:
Irina Volf earned her Dr. rer. soc in Psychology at the University of Konstanz in Germany. She is currently employed at the Institute for Social Work and Social Education in Frankfurt am Main as a research officer. Her current areas of research include evaluation of public policies and programs in the field of a right-wing extremism.