FRAMING THE LEBANESE PROTESTS BY MTV LEBANON AND OTV BETWEEN JANUARY 2020 AND JUNE 2020Abstract:
This study analyzed the coverage patterns of the media outlets OTV and MTV of the 2019-2020 Lebanese protests. Qualitative content analysis of MTV prime time news videos and OTV news articles was used to identify both media outlets' standpoints. Findings showed that the coverage patterns of MTV Lebanon and OTV Lebanon differ according to their ideological hues. In their coverage of the protests', MTV deviated from the protest paradigm as they supported the protests' cause, while OTV tended to adhere more to the protest paradigm in their coverage.