Retten til at forsvare sig selv - mediedækningen af Hizb ut-Tahrirs møde i Den Sorte Diamant 2011

Nicklas Meiner-Jensen

Student thesis: Termpaper


This project investigates on the media coverage of the debate meeting in the Royal Danish Library in Copenhagen held by the Danish branch of Hizb ut-Tahrir. The project rests on the belief that media coverage is never neutral because the world cannot be understood neutrally. An understanding of the world will always be affected by oneself and the society one is a part of. The theory used in the project in centered around this understanding and makes use of the concept of doxa, described by the swedish professor Mats Rosengren, to describe our lack of possibility to understand the world in and of itself. Likewise the theories of American sociologist and journalist Walter Lippmann are used along with Todd Gitlin's description of the media coverage of the American New Left-movement. This is used as an insight into how the media works. The project then goes on to analyze five articles from the largest five Danish paid newspapers Politiken, Berlingske Tidende, Jyllands Posten, BT, and Ekstra Bladet and two news programs from the two Danish networks DR and TV2. The analysis reveals how the meeting and the events leading up to the meeting were covered in the media. It goes on to discuss how the similarities in the media coverage allow us to gain insight into Danes' relationship to Hizb ut-Tahrir, immigrants and Danish identity. The analysis is founded on Gabrielsen's and Christiansen's understanding of topic, Toulmin's argument model as described by Henrik Juel, and Robert Entman's concept of framing.

EducationsCommunication Studies, (Bachelor/Graduate Programme) Undergraduate or graduate
Publication date1 Jun 2011
SupervisorsMira C. Skadegård


  • Mediedækning
  • Framing