The role of media television to emerge patriotism during conflict: Evidence from Palestine TV

Peranan televisyen sebagai media untuk menjanakan patriotisme semasa konflik: Bukti dari TV Palestin




News, Media TV, Patriotism, Palestine, Aggression


Drawing upon observations regarding the crisis in Palestine, the media is sometimes the only source of information consumed by society. This raises the critical question of how the Palestinian state media generates awareness of societal issues, such as the patriotism of citizens as a sense of devotion to one’s country. This study examines whether the state media TV in Palestine contributes to existing patriotism because such a contribution should be explored separately. For this purpose, we first analyse the strategies employed by Palestine TV in delivering news during the period 2020–2021. Second, we examine whether the information framed in the state media effectively promotes Palestinian patriotism to the target audience. To discuss this issue, we use agenda-setting theories at the first level, wherein we describe the power of media to persuade viewers, influence public opinion, and construct a hierarchy of being patriotic. The results revealed that the news portrayed on Palestine TV enhanced Palestinian patriotism. This finding implies that the media can augment citizens’ views on patriotism. This study provides insights into future investigations on the role of media in times of crisis, particularly related to the Israeli occupation of Palestine and the impacts of its occupation on Palestinians.


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Author Biographies

Ahmed A. O. Shbair, Diponegoro University (UNDIP), INDONESIA

Ahmed A. O. Shbair is a Master of Communication Science student at the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Diponegoro University, Semarang, Indonesia. He obtained his bachelor's degree in Media and Communication, and his research interests include Media and Television, Advertising and Celebrity Endorsement. He can be contacted at


Nurul Hasfi, Diponegoro University (UNDIP), INDONESIA




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How to Cite

Shbair, A. A. O., & Hasfi, N. (2022). The role of media television to emerge patriotism during conflict: Evidence from Palestine TV: Peranan televisyen sebagai media untuk menjanakan patriotisme semasa konflik: Bukti dari TV Palestin. Al-Irsyad: Journal of Islamic and Contemporary Issues, 7(1), 819–830.