The Representation of the Driving Ban in Saudi Media

Saud Binlibdah


The present study aims to analyse the impact of printed media on lifting the driving ban for women in Saudi Arabia. In this relation, the study examines the way in which media represents the driving ban and the challenges and barriers faced by women in Saudi Arabia. For the purpose of addressing the objectives of the research, a secondary qualitative method has been used. Discourse analysis has been conducted under which the newspaper reports have been analysed to examine the perception of the media about the driving ban for women. The results of the study show that women in Saudi Arabia are not treated equally to men and thus there are deprived of basic rights like driving. It can further be analysed from the research findings that for long time media has played an essential role in presenting and covering the major events in Saudi Arabia. The media of Saudi Arabia has highly lifted the event of a driving ban for women in Saudi Arabia and has helped women in raising their issues related to equality.

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Studies in Media and Communication      ISSN 2325-8071 (Print)   ISSN 2325-808X (Online)

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