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The Second Report of the “University in The News” Series is Out Now!

“LGBTI+ Students

We devoted the second report of our research, examining how student protests and activist students are represented and handled, to LGBTI + students.

To carry out the framing analysis, we scanned the news about LGBTI + students in A Haber, Akşam, Yeni Şafak, Takvim, Sabah, Yeni Akit and Akit TV between January 4 and March 31, 2021 and collected 86 news. Most of these news covers the demonstrations at Boğaziçi University.

In the discourse analysis part of the research, we focused on the linguistic strategies, namings, metaphors, adjectives, phrases, and the patterns formed by them in the news about LGBTI + students. We took a closer look at some of the news that we think they represent these patterns.

The closer we observed, the more we encountered that the news are constructed with a discriminatory, marginalizing and often hateful news language. We hope that the language of violence and hate will be replaced by the news based on human rights and LGBTI + rights.

Happy 17 May International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia!