En studie om terrordådet i Stockholm
Abstract Title: Terrorism 2.0 – A study on the terror attack in Stockholm 2010 Author: Jiwar Roshan Tutor: Tomas Andersson Odén Course: Master thesis in Science of Media Communication, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Gothenburg Word count: 24 808 Key words: Terrorism, Islamism, context, media, police. Main results: The study has shown that Islamic terrorism in a Swedish context is strongly influenced by the international context on the subject and also the 9/11 attacks. The suicide bomber embodies Islamic terrorism by his act and therefore the communication on him and the terror attack in itself is powerfully linked. Both these facts are central in the context patterns when the event is communicated by Swedish media. The reporting and the communication in a Swedish context are not based on racism, though the study can show patterns of polarization between “Us and Them”. The communication on the terror attack in a Swedish context also reflects many internal issues on the subject, both the historical ones and the contemporary ones.