The news framing of the Syria Fightersin Sweden : A frame analysis of Swedish Newspapers

by Viktor Johansson

Institution: Ume University
Year: 2017
Keywords: Foreign fighters; Syria fighters; Terrorism; Frame analysis; Framing Theory; Swedish; Dutch; Flemish; Newspapers; Media.; Political Science; Statsvetenskap; Globalisation Studies; Globaliseringsstudier
Posted: 02/01/2018
Record ID: 2197052
Full text PDF: http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-142356


This study examines the framing of Syria fighters in Swedish newspapers during selected time periods of 2016 and 2017. Syria Fighters refer to individuals who travel to Syria to join the ongoing conflict, an occurrence commonly known as Foreign Fighters. Using framing analysis and framing theory the study finds that Syria fighters and their actions are framed mainly as problematic and as a negative social phenomenon. The study also makes a comparison to similar, previous research of Dutch and Flemish newspapers and finds clear similarities as well as differences.