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En Förändrad Bild Av Flyktingar : En Kvalitativ Bildanalys Av Hur Dagens Nyheter Gestaltar Ukrainska Flyktingar 2022 / A changed image of refugees : A qualitative image analysis of how Dagens Nyheter frames Ukrainian refugees.

  • Åsberg, Alva
  • Lagerstrand, Oscar
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2023
DiVA - Academic Archive On-line
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In spring of february 2022 Russia attacked Ukraine because of indifferent politics and indifferences. This war has led to a massive refugee stream throughout Europe which has also led to news media following the events. The aim of this study was to analyze how Dagens Nyheter is visually framing Ukrainian refugees in pictures, since in 2015 earlier research has found evidence of news media portraying middle east refugees stereotypical. The questions examined were: How have refugees been visually portrayed in Dagens Nyheter 2022, does the proximity principle matter for the portrayal of refugees in images published in 2022 and have Ukrainian refugees been portrayed differently compared to refugees in 2015? To answer these questions a semiotic analysis has been used to study 10 pictures on Dagens Nyheter website. This study has acquired a qualitative method to look closer and in depth on the subject. The theories that have been used are framing theory and representation theory to get a better understanding of Dagens Nyheter and how they portray refugees. The findings of this study shows that news media have changed since 2015, the refugees are seen as travelers going from point A to point B. Refugees were rarely portrayed as poor or rich since the majority of pictures are seen as neutral.  

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