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L’opinion publique et la rue arabes au prisme de la presse française, britannique et américaine

Abstract : This article adresses the way French newspapers deal with the Arab public opinion. The review of press articles aims at understanding the widespread and recent use of a concept which remains blurred : « the Arab street ». A comparative analysis of the occurrences and the uses of the expression « Arab street » in the French, American and British newspapers was done. It appears that news featuring « the Arab street » are largely dominated by representations, mostly negative, which have emerged after specific international events. Moreover, the diachronical and synchronical analyses of the articles dealing with the « Arab street » in the different newspapers allowed us to identify the major characteristics of the – stereotypical – representations of the « Arab street ». They also show that there has been an inflexion of this perception during the so called Arab revolutions, with the press recently using a more constructive tone when dealing with the Arab Street.
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Tourya Guaaybess. L’opinion publique et la rue arabes au prisme de la presse française, britannique et américaine. Revue française des sciences de l'information et de la communication, Société Française des Sciences de l'Information et de la Communication, 2017, 11, http://journals.openedition.org/rfsic/2967. ⟨10.4000/rfsic.2967⟩. ⟨hal-01690842⟩

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