Whistleblowing - Framing af Edward Snowden og Anders Kærgaard i danske medier

Celina Givskov Hansen, Cecilie Lundskov Fuhlendorff, Sebastian Schlüter Jacobsen, Simon Baastrup Sørensen & Andreas Winther-Mikkelsen

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


Throughout the 20th century the emergence of whistleblowers have been increasing. In recent years the most memorable and noteworthy have been the American NSA computer programmer Edward Snowden, who revealed mass surveillance of civilians in both the US and Europe. In Denmark it has been Anders Kærgaard, a former intelligence officer in the Danish army, who revealed inappropriate handling of civilian victims during an operation called “Green Desert” in Iraq. The purpose of this paper is to find out how the two whistleblowers were framed in Danish newspapers, five days after they leaked their material. This is done by means of a quantitative and qualitative analysis of issue-specific news frames in our empiri, which then will be compared toward the end of this paper. Furthermore this paper wishes to figure out the collaboration between whistleblowers and journalists, inspired by the theory of Andrew Chadwick, which shows the opportunity of a revitalization of the media industry seen as the 4th Estate, using the collaboration between whistleblowers and journalists. The opportunity, mentioned by Chadwick, to revitalize the media industry as a 4th Estate, which can structurally criticize the powers at hand, have not been taken by the Danish media. Overall they have remained neutral and objective in their critique of the Danish government.

UddannelserBasis - Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato20 dec. 2015
VejledereMark Ørsten


  • Edward Snowden
  • Whistleblowing