|dc.identifier||Orloff, Brett (2006) Eesti pilt Taani suurimas päevalehes 2004-2005. Other thesis, Tartu Ülikool.||
|dc.description||The aim of the bachelor thesis „Picture of Estonia in the biggest Danish newspaper”
was to study the views that the Danish press has about Estonia. The study
concentrates on two periods: the first six months of the year 2004 and 2005.
There are strong historical and cultural connections between Denmark and Estonia.
During the Soviet period the Danes had little idea about what was happening in
Estonia, but after the independence in 1991, things began to change. Denmark has
been one of the biggest supporters of Estonia joining the European Union and NATO.
Other than that, Denmark is also one of the biggest foreign investors in Estonia.
There were two different periods chosen for the basis of the study. The reason was to
find out weather or not the attitude and views of Jyllands-Posten changed towards
Estonia due to joining the European Union.
The study carried out revealed that the attitude did slightly change. In the period just
before and after the enlargement process there were more articles with positive tone
published than in the same period a year before.
Most of the articles published belong to the field of economy and politics. There were
also some articles written about sport – more precisely football. It was surprising to
find that there were no articles published about scandalous themes like crime and
prostitution. If you look in the same newspaper in the same given time, there were
more scandalous articles written about Latvia and Lithuania. In the given period there
were also more articles published about Estonia than Latvia or Lithuania.
The study carried out also revealed four of the most common discourses in the texts.
Those are The Young Lions, The Most West like Baltic State, Lets Learn from Estonia
and Estonians Are Almost like Danes. Danes have noticed the fast development of
Estonia and therefore have also changed their attitude to be more positive. Instead of
trying to teach Estonia, they are more willing to learn from Estonia. Estonia has become a close economical and political partner and in addition to that the two
countries have long and outstanding historical and cultural connections.
Since becoming an independent state in 1991, Estonia has undergone changes. The
study shows that Danes and the biggest Danish newspaper have noticed those changes
and reacted to them. The study also revealed that the attitude of the biggest selling
newspaper in Denmark slightly changed in a positive way after the enlargement of the
European Union. It would also be interesting to carry out this study in five years time
and see, how Estonia look like in Jyllands-Posten then- could there be some radical
changes or would the picture be more or less the same.||
|dc.subject||H Social Sciences (General)||
|dc.title||Eesti pilt Taani suurimas päevalehes 2004-2005||