International Academic Journal of Politics and Law

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Studying the U.S. Propaganda Against Iran; A Content Analysis of Washington Post

Majid Tabibi Jebeli and Monir Rezaei

Abstract: This study is a content analysis of the Washington Post coverage of the Iran nuclear program in a one month study period which was before the latest UN Security Council Resolution against Iran‘s nuclear activities; looking for slant of editorials which were released during that period of time. Hence it attempts to assess and investigate the slant of editorials with directional study method and utilising the scale of sentence-to-sentence. In addition, the second stage of content analysis has been done in order to examine propaganda making toward the issue of study. Findings indicate that there is a significant amount of propaganda making toward Iran nuclear program. This unilateral propaganda which in some cases was conducted by lying is opposed to official reports released by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The findings of this study would help us to understand the nature of U.S. media policy toward Iran nuclear program because currently Iran‘s nuclear program is the most critical issue between Iran and the United States. The result of this research can help policy makers of both sides to reconsider their own policies in order to build mutual trust which has been weaken within the last three decades. This goal is not achievable without a clear mutual understanding for a constructive interaction which this research is willing to insist on

Keywords: Washington Post, Iran nuclear program, propaganda, International Atomic Energy Ag

Page: 30-58

Volume 4, Issue 1, 2017