Veiled Threats: Decentering and unification in transnational news coverage of the French veil ban

  title={Veiled Threats: Decentering and unification in transnational news coverage of the French veil ban},
  author={Barbara Friedman and Patrick F. Merle},
  journal={Feminist Media Studies},
  pages={770 - 780}
In October 2010, France approved a law banning the Islamic veil in all public areas, asserting the republican principle of laicité. This cross-cultural analysis applies Muhlmann's theoretical framework to French and US news coverage from March 2004 to October 2010 in order to discern whether coverage featured unifying frames invoking shared values; or decentering frames challenging consensual views and presenting alternative contexts. 

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