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Framing Refugees: Swedish Media Representations in 1992 and 2015
University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
2019 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

During 1992 and 2015 there were two of the biggest refugee crises in Sweden. Debates on refugees flourished within media. Media have had a big impact on how refugees have been framed. Media have essential power to influence public views on different issues. Media framed refugees in different ways, both in negative and positive context.

The thesis analyse how media have framed refugees during both crises in Sweden. This paper investigates how the newspapers 'Svenska Dagbladet' and 'Aftonbladet' have framed refugees during the crises in 1992 and 2015. The theoretical approaches that have been used are Framing theory and Bensons 'frames' which are victim, hero, and threat. The study has used a comparative two case study. This study aims to get a deeper knowledge about how Swedish media framed refugees during the two refugee crises in 1992 and 2015 and compare them to see if these framings are different. The result showed that the years differentiate quite much in which frames are dominant. In 1992 the dominant frame used by media was by far the threat frame which talked about refugees being criminals and causing problems for the Swedish economy.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. , p. 45
Keywords [en]
Media, immigration, framing, refugees, refugee’s crisis, immigrants
Keywords [sv]
Media, invandring, inramning, flyktingar, flyktingkris, invandrare
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-14408Local ID: EIS501OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-14408DiVA, id: diva2:1350929
Subject / course
Political science
Educational program
International Programme in Politics and Economics
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Available from: 2019-09-30 Created: 2019-09-12 Last updated: 2019-09-30Bibliographically approved

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