عنوان مقاله [English]
This research is opt to compare and survey on the similarities and differences of discourse variety and news image making in two news networks, “Farsi BBC & Islamic Republic of Iran News Agency (IRNA)”. This will be done on the news coverage in Middle East & North of Africa in a time period from December 2010 to May 2011, in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya & Bahrain. This research tries to uncover some facts about the news policies of the two Farsi speaking news agencies in regard to reformations in Arab countries. To achieve this goal, critical theories in the realm of news such as Framing, Media Imperialism of News, Image Making, Discourse and Ideology have been applied. The methodology of the research is based on discourse analysis using Van Dijk’s discourse exploration method. The statistical population of this research is the whole related news about political reformations of Arab countries: Tunisia, Egypt, Bahrain & Libya, gathered in the 2 News agencies through the mentioned time period. After a survey on statistical population with Targeted Sampling, 47 News cases were selected to be explored. The findings of the research show that the 2 agencies have tangible differences in their texts via lexical items, polarization, citations, persons & institutions. This is also implies for pre-suppositions, connotations & components of consensus agreement, as well as for underlying predicates in the outset, middle and end of occurred events. These four Arab countries have less in common but abundant differences.