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Refugees in the news: Comparing Belgian and Swedish newspaper coverage of the European refugee situation during summer 2015
Institute for Media Studies, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.
Institute for Media Studies, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.
Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI).ORCID iD: 0000-0001-8712-7159
Faculty of Arts, Brussels Campus, KU Leuven, Brussels, Belgium.
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2018 (English)In: Communications: the European Journal of Communication Research, ISSN 0341-2059, E-ISSN 1613-4087, Vol. 43, no 3, p. 301-323Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This comparative content analysis of Belgian and Swedish newspaper coverage of the ‘refugee situation’ in 2015 (N=898) revolves around responsibility indicators, news actor characteristics, and thematic emphasis. As they are a potential influential factor in the public-opinion formation process, the studying of media portrayals is an essential first step in investigating the dynamic interplay between media discourse and societal reactions. Belgium and Sweden differ with respect to migration policy, integration indicators, and the number of incoming refugees. They also differ in terms of journalistic cultural values. As a result, they make for an excellent case study of intercultural differences and similarities in how refugees are reported on. Our analysis made clear that Belgian news coverage shows regional diversity, with Francophone Belgian journalists showing more tolerance towards migrants and thus tending to be more in line with their Swedish counterparts. Still, refugees are seldom allowed to speak for themselves. This warrants attention and action by news professionals. © 2018 Walter de Gruyter GmbH, Berlin/Boston

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Berlin/Boston: Walter de Gruyter, 2018. Vol. 43, no 3, p. 301-323
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refugees, newspapers, Migration Integration Index, Sweden, Belgium, content analysis
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-38232DOI: 10.1515/commun-2018-0012Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85050758167OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-38232DiVA, id: diva2:1259372
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Funded by Belspo (Belgian Science Policy Office) as part of the framework program BRAIN-Be (Belgian Research Action through Interdisciplinary Networks)

Available from: 2018-10-29 Created: 2018-10-29 Last updated: 2018-10-30Bibliographically approved

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