Oscar Björkenfeldt

Oscar Björkenfeldt

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Personal profile


  • Online hate and harassment
  • Freedom of speech
  • Democracy and democratic participation
  • Public opinion formation
  • Self-censorship

My research aims to analyze opinion formation in a digital age, focusing on the growing exposure to online hate among journalists and to what extent this development generates self-censorship and, ultimately, endangers central democratic values.

My thesis is a part of the research project: ”Hot och hat mot journalister: konsekvenser avseende yttrandefrihet och demokrati” financed by The Swedish Crime Victim Compensation and Support Authority.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

UKÄ subject classification

  • Law and Society


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