Al Jazeera - Qatars udenrigspolitiske værktøj?

Martine Amalie Krog, Tim Gottenborg Bruun Ramsland, Johan Storgaard Jespersen & Sven Helms Skov

Studenteropgave: Bachelorprojekt


This study examines Al Jazeera's coverage of the Egypt uprising and its aftermath (2011-2014) to determine if it correlates to the foreign policy of Qatar and whether this can be seen as an expression of soft power use.

Firstly the coverage of Al Jazeera is thoroughly examined, through a framing analysis using the framing theories of Entman and de Vreese. The framing analysis is based on news segments, debates and documentaries broadcasted during the uprising, which are condensed into a number of different frames, divided into three decisive periods of the uprising. Subsequently these frames are compared to our empirical knowledge of Qatari foreign policy, utilizing a range of soft power theories, most importantly the theory of public diplomacy, to discuss whether this can be seen as an expression of soft power use.

Conclusively it is determined that Qatar is likely to have used Al Jazeera’s coverage of the Egypt uprisings as a public diplomacy tool.

UddannelserBasis - Samfundsvidenskabelig Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Bachelor
VejledereSune Haugbølle


  • al jazeera
  • qatar
  • egypten
  • mubarak
  • mursi
  • al sisi
  • framing
  • det muslimske broderskab
  • public diplomacy