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Hon som får prata om sin situation och är passiv: TV4:s framställning av kvinnorna i det syriska inbördeskriget 
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
She who talks about her situation and is passive : The representation of women in the civil war in Syria of TV4 (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to examine what roles media gave women and men during the civil war in Syria. It focuses on what the Swedish news television (TV4) chose to show to the public. With the use of a qualitative analysis and tools like Fairclough CDA (critical discourse analysis) and feminism theories, this study discovered that TV4 gives stereotypical roles to the genders. Women are portrayed mostly as victims and are sourced for how the war affects them and their family. Men, on the other hand, are seen as active and warrior-like and speak to how the war affects their people beyond just their family and personal situation. These gender rolls are common, however, this analysis also relived TV4 publicizing some strong and powerful women as well.


Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 42 p.
Keyword [en]
Gender, sterotypical roles, women, victim, mother, TV, feminism
National Category
Media and Communications
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-49760OAI: diva2:903114
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Educational program
Journalism and Media Production Programme, 180 credits
Available from: 2016-02-15 Created: 2016-02-13 Last updated: 2016-02-15Bibliographically approved

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