عنوان مقاله [English]
Objective: The present paper examines the concept of cyanide in the framing of protest events in Arab countries and seeks to recognize the differences and similarities between anti-transition networks (Prestige and Algiers [and the mainstream] of the CNN and the BBC World) in highlighting and framing the protests of the Egyptian, Libyan, and Bahraini people.
Methods: To achieve the research objectives, content analysis method was used. The sampling method is a multi-stage probabilistic research that eventually from each network and for each event selects and encodes 48 hours (2 statistical days) and 24 days for all events.
Results: The findings show that although the main flow and the anti-flow are very different from each other in terms of prioritization of the issues, the difference between the mainstream and the counter-current flow is essentially due to the difference between the networks.
Conclusion: In general, the behavior of anti-circular news networks in general frameworks is largely influenced by mainstream networks, but in specific frameworks it can not be said with certainty about the effect or the lack of effect of the mainstream on the counterpart, but rather combination of factors such as media policies, ownership structure and, with a higher degree of certainty, the approach of the countries of origin of the networks to influence the way of covering the event.