Research project The nuclear waste debate tends to exhibit great differences depending on whether the discussion is taking place on the national level or at the local/regional locations where site investigations for a final repository are currently taking place. This project focuses on how this dissimilarity is represented in our mass media.
The media are both a forum and a force for opinion formation and have a central democratic function. The project takes a closer look at what role the media play, and will play, in the decision process concerning nuclear waste. The purpose is to analyze the opinion-forming role of the media at the national and local/regional level from the start of the site investigations (December 2001) up until the present (December 2005).