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50 Years of Immigration Debate in the Scandinavian Press

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Jan Fredrik Hovden (UiB) on how the Scandinavian press has covered immigration.

How has the Scandinavian press covered immigration over the years? What themes, framings and agents have been emphasized in the media coverage of immigration in the last 50 years, and how this has changed? What differences are there across Scandinavian countries?

As part of the SCANPUB project at UiB, Jan Fredrik Hovden and Hilmar Mjelde have studied and analyzed the immigration debate in seven Scandinavian newspapers. While the results support the general claims about national differences in Scandinavian immigration debate including Danish press as more critical of immigration in contrast to Sweden which focuses more on racism, they also suggest some major developments, in particular the rise of immigration as an increasingly contentious issue debated by politicians.

In his presentation, Jan will also discuss how the "immigration crisis" has been covered in Scandinavian and European press, highlighting the similarities and differences between the different cases.  

A light lunch will be served!

All welcome.