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Yttrandefriheten i svensk media: Debatten om Charlie Hebdo och Lars Vilks
Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This paper explains the relationship and different arguments concerning freedom of speech. It uses Swedish newspaper columns, such as editorial pages, as its main source. The paper is mainly based upon the work of John Stuart Mill and his book On Freedom and Thomas Hobbes work Leviathan. The main focus is to see if there’s any connection between the Swedish newspapers and the theories which in itself is based upon the two works. The method that was used throughout this thesis was a content analysis which means that all of the newspaper articles and columns were analyzed and put into three different categories with category number one being based upon John Stuart Mill and his ideas, and number three being based upon Thomas Hobbes. Number two worked as a middle way and combined both of the theories. In those separate categories they were read and analyzed after arguments. Arguments that were often recurring were the main focus and were also the ones that were used for the final conclusion. The conclusion was based on the articles and the output was that the majority of the articles actually went on the same line as John Stuart Mill and that a few would like to see some kind of restriction on freedom of speech.

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2015. , 33 p.
Keyword [en]
freedom of speech, political theory, Swedish newspaper columns, John Stuart Mill, Thomas Hobbes
National Category
Political Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-28974OAI: diva2:856691
Subject / course
Political Science
2015-06-02, Västerås, 12:07 (Swedish)
Available from: 2015-09-30 Created: 2015-09-22 Last updated: 2015-09-30Bibliographically approved

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