Immigration and integration are issues high up on the political agenda, and receive widespread media attention. The Norwegian people are also concerned with these issues.

A search in the newspaper Aftenposten’s debate pages shows that immigration and integration are the topics in 324,319 contributions. By comparison, there were 19,049 contributions about schools and education and 62,209 on the environment.

In the article "Immigrants in the Norwegian media" IMDi puts the different contributions in context, highlights the main points and discusses the relationship between the portrayal of immigrants in the media, attitudes in the population at large and immigrants’ experience of life in Norway.