Event Title

Portrayal of Religion and Religiosity in Kosovo Media

Presenter Information

Besa IsmailiFollow

Session

Journalism, Media and Communication

Description

This paper examines the portrayal of religion and religiosity in Kosovo online media. I efforts to do so, I test hypotheses derived from theories of social identity, feminism and gendered orientalism.The study suggests that Kosovo media are more likely to report on religion driven from a global trending coverage perspectives, rather than develop local reports on local community stories. Or in case they do report, they are likely to maintain the global discourse themes on ‘terrorism’ and `pedophilia`. In general, the analysis suggest that Kosovo media propagate the perception that religion and religiosity is a threat and an impediment to `national unity`, `EU integration` , `modernity` and even `economic prosperity and development`.This, in turn, may shape public attitudes toward religious communities as well as influence policies at national and local level.

Keywords:

religion, identity, media portrayals, gender

Session Chair

Arbër Çeliku

Session Co-Chair

Adnan Merovci

Proceedings Editor

Edmond Hajrizi

ISBN

978-9951-437-69-1

Location

Pristina, Kosovo

Start Date

27-10-2018 3:15 PM

End Date

27-10-2018 4:45 PM

DOI

10.33107/ubt-ic.2018.248

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Portrayal of Religion and Religiosity in Kosovo Media

Pristina, Kosovo

This paper examines the portrayal of religion and religiosity in Kosovo online media. I efforts to do so, I test hypotheses derived from theories of social identity, feminism and gendered orientalism.The study suggests that Kosovo media are more likely to report on religion driven from a global trending coverage perspectives, rather than develop local reports on local community stories. Or in case they do report, they are likely to maintain the global discourse themes on ‘terrorism’ and `pedophilia`. In general, the analysis suggest that Kosovo media propagate the perception that religion and religiosity is a threat and an impediment to `national unity`, `EU integration` , `modernity` and even `economic prosperity and development`.This, in turn, may shape public attitudes toward religious communities as well as influence policies at national and local level.