Critical Discourse Analysis of Political TV Talk Shows of Pakistani Media

Hafiz Ahmad Bilal, Hafiza Saima Akbar, Nabila Gul, Mamoona Manzoor Sial


This research paper aims at analyzing media discourse, particularly political TV talk shows through the application of Critical Discourse Analysis. Here, we have particularly tried to analyze the media discourse of political TV talk shows of a private TV channel of Pakistan. The purpose of CDA is to unravel the manipulation of consideration and to learn how certain elements have helped in analyzing their positions as a powerful body and this is of course made possible through the analysis. We have adopted certain techniques in order to do the analysis. The show is not taken as a whole but certain headlines have been taken into consideration for the analysis. Through the available material provided by certain CDA analysts, such as van Dijk, the research was made from an entirely different dimension aiming at new horizons critically analyzing the media and political discourse.

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