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Vad är en flykting, kris & katastrof?: En jämförande diskursanalys av SVT:s och avpixlats rapportering om flyktingar
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
What is a refugee, crisis & disaster? : A comparative discourse analyses of SVT:s and Avpixlats reporting about refugees. (English)
Abstract [en]

Title: What is a refugee, crisis & disaster? A comparative discourse analyses of SVT:s and Avpixlats reporting about refugees.

The war in Syria, refugees and ISIS have been on the news agenda for a while. The perspective

have been shifting throw different happenings about refugees, crisis, disaster and terrorism on one side. On the other side is what kind of newsagent that is reporting and there standing in society. Public service like SVT have there place on how to inform the public about different events around the world and then you have smaller news-agents thats growing in readers like Avpixlat who call themselves alternative journalism. They have less rules and regulations to follow in there news reporting and can therefor frame and angle information in a more free way.

The purpose in this study is to compare how the image of refugees are created by reports from SVT and Avpixlat and how it relates to xenophobia of different kinds.

The method that is used is discourse analysis and more precise Chantal Laclau och Ernesto Mouffes discourse theory. The specifik theories for the framework are ”orientalism", ”whiteness”, ”islamofobia”, ”myths”, earlier studies whit the theory of ”communitarian figures” and statistik misrepresentation of muslims as terrorists in news channels.

Two different discourses where found in the material, ”refugee-crises” and refugee-crieses whiteout situation marks. The first one origins från Avpixlat and build on that there are no crises alongside the war in Syria, ISIS and refugees that flee from these factors. Refugees are fake, they are immigrants that come whit economic and potential terrorist purpose to other parts around the globe, with Europe in mind and especially Sweden. Refugees where seen as ”the other” in negativ terms, high rates if islamofobia were found, Sweden represent ”the good moral” and Syria represent the ”worst moral” in terms on symbolic witness. Europe and mostly Sweden portrays as the victim rather than refugees, SVT portrays the other way around and a drowned boy symbols refugee disasters around Mediterranean.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 39 p.
Keyword [en]
Discourse analysis, Laclau & Mouffe, Orientalism, Islamophobia, Mythes, Whitness
Keyword [sv]
Diskursanalys, Laclau & Mouffe, Orientalism, Islamofobi, Myter, Vithet
National Category
Social Sciences Media and Communications
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-115287OAI: diva2:900110
Educational program
Study Programme for Social Science
Available from: 2016-02-03 Created: 2016-02-03 Last updated: 2016-02-03Bibliographically approved

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