The Image of Germany in Social Media: Political and Social Aspects of Public Service Media in Poland
UNIVERSITY OF LOWER SILESIA , POLAND
ABSTRACT: The goal is this paper is to analyze the image of Germany and Germans in social media platforms of Polish Television (Telewizja Polska — TVP). Through a web content analysis the study aims at presenting main societal and political aspects in the daily functioning of public service media. The outcome is therefore presented in a broad social and historical context, including relations between Germany and Poland. Th e main factors shaping bilateral relations such as stereotypes, trans-border cooperation and the presence of the German minority in Poland are presented. The empirical part of the paper comprises content and discourse analysis of TVP’s social media related to the image of Germans and Germany over a period of three months in 2018.