Media reporting on Export Pipelines in the Caspian Region

Results of Quantitative Content Analysis of Domestic Media Reporting on Export Pipelines from Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan, 1998-2011

Version 1.0, published: Jan. 3, 2021

Open Access

Heiko Pleines

Main category: Miscellaneous
Additional categories: Journalistic And Social Media
Andreas Heinrich, Heiko Pleines (2021): Media reporting on Export Pipelines in the Caspian Region, v. 1.0, Discuss Data, <doi:10.48320/639945E6-924F-4D6A-A090-ADD06CDB3944>.


The dataset gives numbers for pipelines mentioned, actors quoted, pipeline assessments and frames used in media reporting about export pipelines in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan.
For Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan, the database includes a large part of the most popular (print, TV, and Internet) and important media for the major political camps as well as national specialised business journals from 1998 to 2011, if these exist. For Turkmenistan, which has strong state control over all media, only the state TV channels have been included in the analysis.
The resulting text corpus comprises 3,618 media reports on export pipelines published between 1998 and 2011 by 38 different journalistic media outlets. The results of the numerical analysis are available with this dataset. The original media reports cannot be included in the dataset because of copyright restrictions.


Azerbaijan Kazakhstan Turkmenistan


Energy Policy Pipelines Media Reporting

Language of data

Azeri English Kazakh Russian


Comparative Politics International Relations Media Studies

Methods of data collection

Archival Research Desk Research Digitalization Electronic Database Search Newspaper Content Analysis

Methods of data analysis

Manual Text Coding Quantitative Content Analysis