Mediatized solidarity, governmental support and metacommunicational narratives: The War on Gaza in leftist Latin American media | Intellect Skip to content
Volume 7, Issue 2-3
  • ISSN: 1751-9411
  • E-ISSN: 1751-942X



This article aims to analyse the media discourses about the War on Gaza, a relevant topic in the case of public media associated with self-proclaimed left governments. The study encompasses three cases of public Latin American media: (1) Granma, the official journal of the Cuban Communist Party; (2) Telesur, a pan-Latin American television network headquartered in Caracas; and (3) Andes, a news agency created by the Ecuadorian government. Three main themes were analysed: (1) the construction of the good/bad narrative tension; (2) the representations of solidarity and governmental positions; and (3) the media discourses on (other) media discourses about the war. The findings indicate that, in the case of public media linked to these kinds of left-wing governments, the narratives regarding the war are in line with the official positions, underlining its readings on the tension between good and bad sides, reporting its statements and using a metacommunicational discourse as part of their argumentative strategy.


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