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En bild säger mer än tusen ord: En kvalitativ framinganalys av svensk kontra turkisk press gestaltning av omständigheterna kring terrordådet mot Charlie Hebdo
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
A picture is worth a thousand words : A qualitative framing analysis of Swedish versus Turkish press portrayal of the circumstances surrounding the terror attack against Charlie Hebdo (English)
Abstract [en]

January 7, 2015, the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, which among other things has published satirical images of the Prophet Muhammad, became a victim of a terror attack where 12 people lost their lives. This horrible act was performed to avenge Islam and the Prophet Muhammad, something that aroused reactions all over the world. In the media a debate began whether to re-publish the drawings that might have caused the attack or not. Despite the fact that freedom of expression has an important role in the society there were different opinions on the matter.


The aim of this study is to identify how the swedish newspapers Svenska Dagbladet and Dagens Nyheter and the turkish newspapers Today’s Zaman and Hürryiet Daily News framed the circumstances around the terror attack against Charlie Hebdo. By applying a framing analysis on 40 columns with various authors, 20 from each country, we could discern five dominant frames within the texts: Je suis Charlie, why publish/not publish caricatures, motives behind the attack, impacts of the attack and solutions. Our theoretical basis of the study include the concepts of freedom of expression, cultural differences and framing. The results showed similarities as well as differences between the turkish and the swedish journalists ways of framing the circumstances around the attack. In each frame we have identified what the authors consider to be the main issue, the underlying cause and suggestions on how to solve the problem. Here we saw patterns between the different frames, where many of the subjects were demonstrated in several frames. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 39 p.
Keyword [en]
Charlie Hebdo, terrorism, freedom of expression, violation, islamophobia, culture clash, framing
Keyword [sv]
Charlie Hebdo, terrorism, yttrandefrihet, kränkning, islamofobi, kulturkrock, framing
National Category
Media and Communications
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-45561OAI: diva2:843080
Educational program
Media Management Programme, 180 credits
Available from: 2015-08-19 Created: 2015-07-25 Last updated: 2015-08-19Bibliographically approved

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