Gender equality in Swedish public service television

Maja Chacińska


The purpose of the article is to present and analyse how gender equality principles are implemented in the Swedish public service television Sveriges Television (SVT). The analysis takes into consideration three aspects of the equal rights approach: employment policies, sources in the news programmes and the programme content. The employment of women in public service media is discussed from the historical and legal perspective while the news sources are analysed based on contemporary research and statistics. The last part of the article focuses on examples of portrayal of women in three television series produced by SVT. One of the television series aired in 1997 was aimed at younger audience and received a Swedish prize for successful implementation of gender equality in television content while the other two are contemporary crime dramas.
Author Maja Chacińska (FL / ISS)
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- Institute of Scandinavian Studies
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Journal seriesPanoptikum, ISSN 1730-7775, (B 7 pkt)
Issue year2017
No17 (24)
Publication size in sheets0.8
Keywords in Englishgender equality, television, Sweden
Languageen angielski
LicenseRepository; published final; Uznanie Autorstwa (CC-BY); with publication
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Score (nominal)7
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ScoreMinisterial score = 7.0, 20-04-2020, ArticleFromJournal
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