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The Portrayal of Refugees and Immigrants by the Swedish Media: During Autumn of 2015
Malmö University, Faculty of Culture and Society (KS), Department of Global Political Studies (GPS).
2021 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This thesis attempts to analyse how refugees and immigrants were portrayed by some of the major Swedish newspapers that have high readability in Sweden, and thus probably may highly impact public opinion in Sweden, mainly during the autumn of 2015. This is achieved by analysing 19 articles from the three biggest newspapers Dagens Nyheter (DN), Aftonbladet, and Sydsvenskan out of which 10 are editorials and 9 are quotes from interviews with politicians. Content analysis is used to analyse the articles. Securitization theory is applied as the theoretical framework. The analysis found that there was an approach of welcoming refugees and promoting immigration in the autumn of 2015, which changed to a negative one just a few months later by the same Swedish media calling that influx of refugees a “refugee crisis”. The newspapers have similar political positions on the refugee issue regarding favouring reduced immigration. 

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2021. , p. 44
Keywords [en]
Content analysis, Swedish newspapers, 2015 refugee crisis, Securitization theory, media.
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International Migration and Ethnic Relations
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-45166OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mau-45166DiVA, id: diva2:1587008
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KS GPS International Migration and Ethnic Relations
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Available from: 2021-10-01 Created: 2021-08-23 Last updated: 2021-10-01Bibliographically approved

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