CNN Effect in Yemen War

  • Hilal Kholid Bajri Universitas Padjadjaran
  • Nugrah Nurrohman Universitas Padjadjaran
  • Muhammad Fakhri Universitas Padjadjaran
Kata Kunci: CNN Effect Theory, Houthi, Saudi Arabia, United States of America, Yamen War


This article is a study of the involvement of the United States (US) in the Yemeni War thas has already taken place since 2015 by using the 'CNN Effect' theory. The authors analyzed documents and mass media coverage and conducted discourse analysis on US mainstream media news, namely CNN and the New York Times. The result of this research shows that CNN and the New York Times did not report the Yemeni War proportionally so that public opinion ignored this war and did not encourage further action from the US government and United Nations to stop the war. This way of reporting is in line with US’ economic-political interests in Yemen and US support for the Saudi Arabia.


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