Da flygtningestrømmen ramte Danmark - en undersøgelse af danske mediers framing af flygtninge: When the wave of refugees hit Denmark – an investigation of the Danish media’s framing of refugees

Theis Lykkegaard

Studenteropgave: Speciale


In this master thesis, the framing of refugees and migrants in Danish media is investigated through a historic view of the media coverage of refugees and migrants the last 150 years. Furthermore, the report analyzes two major Danish newspapers; Politiken and Jyllands-Posten, looking at the coverage of three separate periods/events connected with both the Danish and European refugee crisis in 2015. Around 60 articles are analyzed by asking, what do the media emphasize to be the problem, who is responsible, are the refugees mostly seen as victims in need of help, or intruders on the scout of welfare or financial improvement and which solutions are presented in the media to solve this crisis? The investigation finds that the two newspapers framing surround two dominating frames witch is a nationalistic frame and a European political frame. Both sees the refugees as an external threat to the Danish/European society, welfare and values. The true victim, according to the news articles, thus seems to be the Danish population and not the people fleeing to Europe. Since the main problem is, that refugees are entering EU and Denmark, the only solution therefore is to close the borders, to avoid any more refugees for entering, and then distribute the ones that are already here equally between the EU countries. The media’s portraying of a certain reality can affect its readers to perceiving only this one. The media therefore do not deliver a varied description of the crisis and thus do not for fill its role as an enlightening institution for the public. Since the frames which are emphasized by the media also are used by the political actors, the media nor act as critical opponent to the political establishment.

UddannelserJournalistik, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) KandidatSocialvidenskab, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
Udgivelsesdato15 aug. 2016
VejledereHanne Jørndrup & Torben Beck Dyrberg


  • indvandrer
  • Politiken
  • fremmede
  • media
  • Danmark
  • Flygtning
  • migrant
  • Europa
  • modvilje
  • diskurs
  • journalistik
  • fremmedarbejder
  • migranter
  • topik
  • framing
  • racisme
  • gæstearbejder
  • Jyllands-Posten
  • fremmedhad
  • diskrimination
  • krise
  • Crisis
  • topos
  • EU
  • artikler
  • medier
  • diskursteori
  • refugee
  • Denmark
  • flygtningekrise
  • topoi
  • socialvidenskab
  • articles