Articles problematics and specificity of creative style of Iraqi publicist Raphael Butti

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The publicist and editor Raphael Butti was one of the pioneers of Iraqi social and political journalism. The study of his 400 articles between 1920 and 1956, have shown that the predominant direction of his work, the impulse for writing was the desire to promote and develop democratic institutions in Iraq. The subject matter of his publications was related to the need for freedom of choice, gender equality, freedom of speech and the press, and increasing the level of education of the individual. Applying the methods of problem-thematic, lexical-stylistic and comparative analysis of Rafael Butti's articles, the authors have revealed that almost all his articles are permeated by the theme of patriotism and reflect his broad outlook. At the same time, the relative paucity of the language and creative style of the Iraqi publicist was found, which is expressed, in particular, in the limited use of artistic expression. Rafael Butti focuses primarily on intellectual enlightenment, compensating for the lack of emotional messages with long analytical phrases, lengthy paragraphs, and lengthy headings.

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Roman P. Bakanov

Kazan (Volga Region) Federal University

Author for correspondence.
ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1097-8390

Candidate of Philology, Associate Professor, Department of National and Global Media, Institute of Social Philosophical Sciences and Mass Communications

18 Kremlyovskaya St, Kazan, 420008, Russian Federation

Waleed A.S. Al-Baidhani

Kazan (Volga Region) Federal University

ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0441-2021

PhD student, Department of National and Global Media, Institute of Social Philosophical Sciences and Mass Communications

18 Kremlyovskaya St, Kazan, 420008, Russian Federation


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