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Framing Food Security in the EU
Framing Food Security in the EU

Author(s): Lucian Balanuta
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Media studies, Political Sciences, Government/Political systems, Security and defense
Published by: Editura Lumen, Asociatia Lumen
Keywords: food; security; policy; framing; newsworthiness;

Summary/Abstract: Russia's invasion of Ukraine has drastically disrupted food chains, threatened global population well-being and raised the prospect of a collapse in agri-food-related realms across the world. Food security has once again become a major source of worry and a top priority on the European public agenda. The public sphere has experienced a revival of this notion and relevant actors are calibrating their communication strategy around this concept. Despite being recognized as having one of the most effective systems for ensuring the quantity and the quality of food, the European Union has started to communicate constantly on issues of food security. Pan-European press, such as Euractiv, has begun to devote particular attention to this subject. The objective of this paper is to identify European media patterns of the concept of food security and to classify useful interpretation grids that meet newsworthiness criteria, using framing theory, in order to observe how they functions in relation to communication purposes. It uses an exploratory approach with quantitative and qualitative methods for a fruitful understanding of the concept within broader notions of the mass communication process.

  • Issue Year: 7/2021
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 46-71
  • Page Count: 26
  • Language: English
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