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Kulturen im Dialog IV - Culture in Dialogo IV - Cultures in Dialogue IV

Viertes JungakademikerInnen-Forum in Südtirol. Quarto Forum per Neolaureati in Alto Adige. Fourth Forum for Young Graduates in South Tyrol


Annemarie Profanter

JungakademikerInnen unterschiedlicher Fachgebiete haben sich mit der Idee den interdisziplinären sowie interkulturellen wissenschaftlichen Dialog zu fördern ans Werk gemacht und setzen sich in ihren Beiträgen mit internationalen Fragen beziehungsweise regionalen Themen auseinander.

Neolaureati di diverse facoltà con l’idea di promuovere il dialogo interdisciplinare come anche quello scientifico interculturale si sono dati da fare e trattano nelle loro opere questioni internazionali ossia temi regionali.

In an aim to promote an interdisciplinary and intercultural scientific dialog young graduates of diverse disciplines have tackled the task of intensive investigation into "cultures in dialogue". In their contributions they deal with questions about international and regional issues.

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Greek Protests in the Participation Dialogue: An analysis of the representation and framing of widespread environmental protests in Greek mass media (Sarah Ertl)


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Sarah Ertl

Greek Protests in the Participation Dialogue

An analysis of the representation and framing of widespread environmental protests in Greek mass media

Abstract While environmental protests in Northern Greece against the strong expansion of a precious metal producing mine grew to a social movement with thousands of supporters, the Greek mass media ignored or strongly defamed the protests. The public dialogue, which was provided by the media between political (governmental) parties and the partly counterhegemonic, countercultural actor, was thereby influenced. This article explores the complex relationship between the Greek mass media and the protest movement in their interplay in the phase of deliberation under the Samaras administration. To gather empirical data, in addition to a literature-based analysis 755 mainly Greek citizens were interviewed with an online distributed standardised questionnaire. This study thus investigates the way in which the Greek mass media covered the protest. Therefore firstly the focus is on the weighting of the actors, which were part of this discourse. It will secondly be explored, how the protesters were framed by the Greek mass media as perceived by the study participants. The data obtained are discussed with special emphasis on Goffman’s concept of Linguistic Framing and in the light of and the Gramscian concept of hegemony.

1. Introduction

In a peaceful demonstration in autumn 2012, 8,000 men and women were walking through the streets of Thessaloniki, the second largest city of Greece. The protesters...

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