ABSTRACT

This chapter is an endeavour to indicate how Iran’s ultra-conservative newspaper Kayhan represented the Green Movement and the 2017–2018 Iranian protests. To that end, the research analyzed the predication strategy used by Kayhan during these two protests. It is shown that Kayhan applied the predication strategy to label the Green Movement negatively. Additionally, the chapter shows how Kayhan used the predication strategy to give a positive image of the Islamic regime and its supreme leader. The data also suggests that during the Green Movement Ahmadinejad’s government, which in the time was in power, was never blamed for the unrest in the country. Yet during the 2017–2018 protests, Rouhani’s government was criticized by Kayhan alongside the protesters