Media and human rights

Authored by: Howard Tumber , Silvio Waisbord

The Routledge Companion to Media and Human Rights

Print publication date:  June  2017
Online publication date:  July  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138665545
eBook ISBN: 9781315619835
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A rich academic literature has examined the relationship between the media and human rights. A simple online search for ‘media’ and ‘human rights’ yields a long list of citations about a diversity of topics – from the globalisation of the right of expression to news coverage about the situation of particular rights, from the communication rights of specific groups to citizens’ uses of digital platforms to demand government protection, from visual depictions of suffering and barbarism in the news to the application of technologies in order to monitor and document abuses, or from the vulnerability of reporters’ rights to the utilisation of news photos in recovery from traumatic experiences in war and conflict.

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