The influences of Media within the Tsunami & Pakistani earthquake - 2005

Marie Emilie Leth Reymann, Mitzi Pedersen, Thor Storm Mortensen, Jonathan Arthur Nat-George & Rebekah Anne Prole

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This project is an analysis of the media coverage of both the Tsunami in South East Asia and the earthquake in Pakistan. This comparison has lead to the conclusion that the Tsunami received most coverage and this project tries to answer why and how media chooses so. In connection to the funding received there has been drawn a parallel between the minutes of coverage (Tv2-news) and the amount given. Furthermore this project contains the background details of the two events, a comparison of these and a comparison with two other disasters (the earthquake in Iran and flooding in Romania) Interviews with UNICEF employees in order to see the effects of donor fatigue. In order to analyse media, simple media theories have been applied and the importance of visibility is emphasized. In addition a discussion on the so-called CNN effect. On the theoretical part trying to understand how relations and identity has played a role in connection with media coverage and donations Anthony Giddens has been applied. His theory of structuration mostly time/space has been used.

UddannelserBasis - International Samfundsvidenskabelig Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato1 jan. 2005


  • Earthquake in Pakistan
  • financial gain
  • biased media coverage
  • Tsunami (South East Asia)
  • visibility
  • donor fatigue
  • Valora Trade
  • Tsunami-effect
  • TV2
  • identification
  • natural disaster
  • CNN-effect
  • Anthony Giddens