The China-South Asia Center for Socio-Cultural Studies (CSCSS) of the Department of Political Science and Sociology (PSS) of North South University (NSU) on Thursday organised a webinar titled “social media representation of China with regard to Covid-19 in Bangladesh.”
Professor Tawfique M Haque, chairman of PSS of NSU, presided over the event while Dr Bulbul Siddiqi, associate professor of the department, moderated it, said a press release.Dr Harisur Rahman, assistant professor of the department and coordinator of CSCSS of NSU presented the research topic on “Sinophobia or Germophobia? social media representation of China with regard to Covid-19 in Bangladesh.”
The research used Norman Fairclough’s critical discourse analysis (CDA) to analyse Bangladeshi social media content related to China and Covid-19 that surfaced on Facebook and YouTube between January and June 2020.
Professor Robert Wallace Vaagan of Department of Journalism and Media
Studies of Oslo Metropolitan University, and Dr Mark William Busse, Senior Lecturer of Department of Anthropology of University of Auckland were present at the programme.