Swedish media’s coverage of Ukraine is seen | Free Times

Published 28 October 2022 at 16.17

– The study shows that there are major problems when it comes to source criticism, says Gunnar Nygren, professor emeritus in journalism and one of the report’s authors, to SVT News.

The study has focused on notable events during the first six weeks of the war. The authors state that over 90 percent of the reporting has taken place from Sweden and not on location in Ukraine.

The news about the war has thus been “filtered” in several stages, according to Gunnar Nygren.

While Russian sources have been dismissed as disinformation, the Swedish media have been all the more liberal with information from Ukraine, which for example comes from anonymous Twitter accounts.

– It can be anything from the prime minister’s Twitter account to very anonymous Twitter accounts that you don’t know who they are, Gunnar Nygren tells SVT.

Source: Fria Tider by www.friatider.se.

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