Migrant Tales Media Monitoring: Framing youth gang violence by MTV

by , under Enrique Tessieri

When the media speaks of youth gang violence, it usually spikes it with provocative adjectives and fear-mongering. MTV’s interview and good comments by Elina Pekkarinen, ombudswoman for children, were exceptions.

If you want a good example of how the media frames this topic, look at the picture behind the host. It reads “violence” next to a fisted hand that looks like it has grease. Is it the fist of a black Finn?

Thank you, Pekkarinen, for making the following comment: “We have to acknowledge at the same time minors who are discriminated against and victims of racism; [if this is the case there is no point wondering why this phenomenon exists.”