Metoo-debatten i norske medier : Med et dypdykk i Giske-saken
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OriginalversjonAmundsen, H. M. (2020) Metoo-debatten i norske medier : Med et dypdykk i Giske-saken (Master's thesis). University of Agder, Kristiansand.
This master thesis focuses on the media coverage of the Norwegian Metoo debate. The main focus is howthe mediadealt with the Giske-case, where in the autumn and winter of 2017 and 2018 Arbeiderpartiet (the Norwegian Labor Party) received several sexual harassment notices regarding Deputy Leader Trond Giske. The text is based on a primary research question and a minor research question that will shed light on the primary research question. The primary research questionis: How did Norwegian media shape the Metoo debate? Was the media coverage of the Giske-case characterized by good press practice and objectivity, or did journalists push ethical boundaries? In the analysis of this issue, various claims about the media coverage of the Giske-case are discussed. These allegations deal with the press' use of anonymous sources, presumption of guilt, power battles, witch-hunting, person focus, as well as undermining of the Metoo debates message. The thesis’ minor research question is: What consequences did the Metoo debate have for press ethics and sexual norms? This question discuss the effects of the debate. Before discussing the primary research question, the historical context and causal factors of the subject will be presented.
Master's thesis in History (HI501)