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A Comparative Media Analysis of the Darfur Conflict
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences.
2014 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This thesis explores how media has reported on the Darfur conflict as a climate conflict. For that purpose a media analysis has been carried out that analyses quantitative data through four different cases from different parts of the world. In order to get this data a quantitative content analysis has been carried out. The analysis has been carried out by using a media policy framework that enables the data to be classified in three different categories depending on the level of elite consensus and policy uncertainty on the matter at hand. This thesis concludes that media around the world have been reporting on climate change as a contributing factor depending on how that argument can be used to serve their geo-strategic policy on the conflict. In that sense climate change is mainly brought up as a way to relieve the Sudanese government of its responsibility in the conflict. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 23 p.
Examensarbete vid Institutionen för geovetenskaper, ISSN 1650-6553 ; 198
Keyword [en]
Sustainable Development, Darfur, Media, Climate Conflict, Media Bias, Elites
National Category
Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-230566OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-230566DiVA: diva2:740997
Subject / course
Sustainable development
Educational program
Master Programme in Sustainable Development
2014-06-05, Geocentrum, Villavägen 16,, Uppsala, 20:01 (English)
Available from: 2014-08-27 Created: 2014-08-26 Last updated: 2014-08-27Bibliographically approved

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