Questions and Answers

Journalist Interview with Towe Widstrand and Marianne Göthlin

1. What is the state of communication in common society in your opinion? Is the tendency of majority of people going towards violent or non-violent approach? Why and how is this obvious?
Towe: I see two different directions. One is pointing towards a more violent society where the language is used in a more aggressive way in the public arena. Some groups of young people use very harsh language and it is spreading rapidly among girls as well. Examples are bullying on internet, a more aggressive attitude in public dialogues. Another is the amount of violence that mass media is offering. The nature of the violence that is displayed has become nastier and we tolerate it more than before.

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