The Media and Human Rights: Mapping the Field

Tumber, H. & Waisbord, S. (2017). The Media and Human Rights: Mapping the Field. In: H. Tumber & S. Waisbord (Eds.), The Routledge Companion to Media and Human Rights. . Abingdon: Routledge. ISBN 9781138665545

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Abstract

The Routledge Companion to Media and Human Rights offers a comprehensive and contemporary survey of the key themes, approaches and debates in the field of media and human rights.

Organised into five parts - Communication, Expression and Human Rights, Media Performance and Human Rights: Political Processes, Media Performance and Human Rights: News and Journalism, Digital Activism, Witnessing and Human Rights, and Media Representation of Human Rights: Cultural, Social, and Political – and forty-nine original chapters, this volume examines the universal principals of freedom of expression, legal instruments, the right to know, media as a human right, digital activism, witnessing, and media representation of human rights, including the role of media organisations and journalistic work.

With coverage of an array of topics, including mass-surveillance, LGBT advocacy, press law, freedom of information, and children’s rights in the digital age, this Companion offers both an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approach to media and human rights allowing for international comparisons and varying perspectives. This volume is also the first to bring together scholarship examining media as a human right and essays examining media coverage of human rights. With its scope and ambition, The Routledge Companion to Media and Human Rights sets out to chart the field and define the agenda for future research.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter accepted for publication by Routledge in The Routledge Companion to Media and Human Rights, available online: http://www.routledge.com/9781138665545
Subjects: H Social Sciences
N Fine Arts > NE Print media
Divisions: School of Arts > Department of Journalism
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/17264

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