The war against terrorism was started by the Bush administration after the attacks of September
11th . In this context, America attacked Afghanistan in 2001 and Iraq in 2003 alongside British
forces and NATO allies. The present article explored the agenda of the British press regarding War against
Terrorism in British press. The study conducted thematic analysis of two mainstream British daily newspapers i.e.
The Guardian and The Independent. The standpoint of the British press was inferred to find out either they
supported the government stance or they adopted a critical viewpoint regarding these two wars. The results
indicated that the British press advised their government to adopt responsible approach to deal with the crisis.
Mostly, the issues related to terrorism, Al-Qaeda, US policies and British role in the war against terrorism
dominated the news agenda of the British newspapers. The press stressed on the strong role of UNO during the
war against terrorism.
1-Aasima Safdar Assistant Professor,Department of Communication Studies,Bahuaddin Zakariya University, Multan, Punjab, Pakistan.2-Samia Manzoor Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Studies,Bahuaddin Zakariya University, Multan, Punjab, Pakistan.3-Beenish Zaheen Lecturer, Department of Mass Communication,The Women University, Multan, Punjab, Pakistan.
War against terrorism, the guardian, The Independent, thematic analysis, agenda setting, 9/11 attacks