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"Plågoande" vs "privilegierad hjärna": En kritisk diskursanalys av rapporteringen av Fidel Castros hälsotillstånd i liberala svenska, statstyrda kubanska och alternativa kubanska artiklar
Örebro University, Department of Humanities.
2007 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of this essay is to analyse how Fidel Castro’s state of health was reported in a selection of liberal Swedish, state-controlled Cuban and alternative Cuban newspaper articles taken from online editions. By analysing twelve articles from two liberal Swedish newspapers, two state-controlled Cuban newspapers and two alternative Cuban newspapers I wanted to investigate if there is a difference between the three types and how it is expressed. In order to do so, the following questions served as a starting point: What differentiates the reporting between the Swedish and the Cuban articles? How, that is through what themes, do the journalists discuss Fidel Castro’s state of health? Do the journalists discuss the future in Cuba after Castro’s death and, if so, in what way? Can one identify a difference between the state-controlled Cuban articles and the alternative Cuban articles and, if so, how is it expressed?

Theories about different mass media systems, the mass media’s role in society, alternative mass media and the Internet and critical discourse analysis served as the theoretical framework of the study. The method used was a critical discourse analysis.

The essay shows that there is a difference between the liberal Swedish, the state-controlled Cuban and the alternative Cuban articles. The biggest difference concerns the use of negative words to characterise different actors and what themes the journalists discuss. There are, however, several similarities between the liberal Swedish and the alternative Cuban articles. The analysis shows that the alternative articles contribute to disseminating a different image of Cuba than that existing in the state-controlled articles.

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2007. , p. 42
Keywords [en]
Fidel Castro, state-controlled mass media, alternative mass media, mass media systems, critical discourse analysis
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Media and Communications
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-1502ISRN: ORU-HUM/MKV-C--07/0018--SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-1502DiVA, id: diva2:135105
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Available from: 2007-09-14 Created: 2007-09-14 Last updated: 2017-10-18

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