Deciphering the “pandemic spheres”: Government communication, (social) media discourses on and citizens’ responses to COVID-19 in Europe and the USA (DECIPHER)


Funding programme / funding institution: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft e. V.

Grant number: 1350 / 60-0103-04

Project homepage: -

Project description:

The project analyses comparatively how effectively governments, health institutions and media in Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, the UK and the USA have informed their citizens about COVID-19 and encouraged self-protective behaviour. Three key questions guide the project: (1) What explanations and messages about COVID-19 and related protective behaviors have governments and health institutions communicated to the public in each country? (2) How did media report on the pandemic and related risk messages from governments? (3) How did the public perceive the pandemic and the risk messages?

Project partners

  • Technische Universität Illmenau (TUI)

There are no documents on your notepad

There are no documents in your cart

Cookie Notice

This site only uses cookies to offer you a better browsing experience. Find out more on how we use cookies in our Data Protection Declaration.