Framing the relationship between government and NGOs in selected Malaysian Chinese daily newspapers

Peng Kee Chang, Faridah Ibrahim, Fuziah Kartini Hassan Basri, Kho Suet Nie

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Abstract

The dynamics of relationship between government and non-governmental organizations has long been a subject of scrutiny for scholars. This relationship is deemed crucial as it can make or break the policy-making process, depending on whether these two institutions agree or disagree with each other. This study is an exhibition of the contention between these two institutions using framing theory. It is an empirical study of 2,374 articles on news coverage on the contemporary education issue of the language of teaching and learning Science and Mathematics subjects in Malaysia through two different periods. The six key players or news sources being examined in this study are the Government, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), the ruling Barisan Nasional, the Opposition, the Readers, and the Editors. These news sources, representing the Government's voice and the NGOs' voice, were found to be dominant in crafting the news frame in a way that reflects favourably on the sources' perceptions of the issue. It is clear from the findings in this study that the Government's and NGOs' frames were contending with one another to gain the support of the public regarding contemporary education issue.

Original languageEnglish
Article number3
JournalInnovation Journal
Volume16
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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  • Educational issue
  • Government
  • News slant
  • News source
  • NGOs
  • Source frame

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Framing the relationship between government and NGOs in selected Malaysian Chinese daily newspapers. / Chang, Peng Kee; Ibrahim, Faridah; Basri, Fuziah Kartini Hassan; Nie, Kho Suet.

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Chang, Peng Kee ; Ibrahim, Faridah ; Basri, Fuziah Kartini Hassan ; Nie, Kho Suet. / Framing the relationship between government and NGOs in selected Malaysian Chinese daily newspapers. In: Innovation Journal. 2011 ; Vol. 16, No. 3.
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