Chunian Child Abuse Incidents and Pakistani Newspapers: A Comparative Analysis of Daily Dawn & The Nation


  • Akash Arshad Lecturer & Program Coordinator of Media & Communication Studies Khawaja Fareed University of Engineering and Information Technology, Rahim Yar Khan
  • Shahzad Ali Professor & Director, Institute of Media & Communication Studies, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan
  • Ali Ab Ul Hassan Lecturer, School of Creative Arts, University of Lahore, Lahore


Child Abuse, Psychological Effects, Media Coverage, Pakistan, Chunian


This research study analyzed the representation of Chunian child abuse incidents in mainstream Pakistani newspapers. The aim of the research was to know the coverage pattern of four Chunain child abuse incidents in leading newspapers of Pakistan. Content analysis technique is used to analyze the news stories, editorials and opinion articles related to child abuse incidents in Daily Dawn and The Nation from period of January 2018 to December 2020. The finding of this research project revealed that 90% of media coverage given to the child abuse incidents is of positive nature. 5 % of media coverage fall into the category of neutral coverage. Findings of the study also revealed that the Daily Dawn gave more coverage to Chunian child abuse incidents than The Nation.


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How to Cite

Arshad, A., Ali, S. ., & Hassan, A. A. U. (2023). Chunian Child Abuse Incidents and Pakistani Newspapers: A Comparative Analysis of Daily Dawn & The Nation . Pakistan Journal of Social Sciences, 43(1), 177-188. Retrieved from