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The Routledge Companion to Media and Human Rights

Edited by: Howard Tumber , Silvio Waisbord

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

Print ISBN: 9781138665545
eBook ISBN: 9781315619835
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315619835
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Book description

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.

The Companion is the first collection to bring together two distinct ways of thinking about human rights and media, including scholarship that examines media as a human right alongside that which looks at media coverage of human rights issues. This international collection of 49 newly written pieces thus provides a unique overview of current research in the field, while also providing historical context to help students and scholars appreciate how such developments depart from past practices.

The volume examines the universal principals of freedom of expression, legal instruments, the right to know, media as a human right, and the role of media organisations and journalistic work. It is organised thematically in 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
  • Media Representation of Human Rights: Cultural, Social and Political.

Individual essays cover an array of topics, including mass-surveillance, LGBT advocacy, press law, freedom of information and children?s rights in the digital age. With contributions from both leading scholars and emerging scholars, the Companion offers an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approach to media and human rights allowing for international comparisons and varying perspectives.

The Routledge Companion to Media and Human Rights provides a comprehensive introduction to the current field useful for both students and researchers, and defines the agenda for future research.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Media and human rights Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Expressing the changes Download PDF
Chapter  3:  History of Media and Human Rights Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Media freedom of expression at the Strasbourg Court Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Communication Freedoms versus Communication Rights Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Freedom of Information and the Media Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Freedom of Expression and the Chilling Effect Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Human Rights 
and Press Law Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Human rights and the digital Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Children’s Rights in the Digital Age Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Theorising digital media cultures Download PDF
Chapter  13:  All Human Rights are Local Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Political Determinants of Media Freedom Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Beyond the Binary of Universalism and Relativism Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Rights, Media and 
Mass-surveillance 
in a Digital Age Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Civil Society and 
Political-Intelligence Elites Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Foreign Policy, Media and Human Rights Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Public Diplomacy, Media and Human Rights Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Global Media Ethics, Human Rights and Flourishing Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Investigative Journalism and Human Rights Download PDF
Chapter  22:  International Reporting Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Global Violence Against Journalists Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Civic Organizations, Human Rights and the News Media Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Rights and Responsibilities When Using User-generated Content to Report Crisis Events Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Environment and Human Rights Activism, Journalism and ‘The New War’ Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Social Media and Human Rights Advocacy Download PDF
Chapter  28:  All the World’s a Stage Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Social Media Reinvigorates Disability Rights 
Activism Globally Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Media and LGBT Advocacy Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Live-witnessing, Slacktivism and Surveillance Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Human rights and the media/protest assemblage Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Imaging Human Rights Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Citizen Witnessing of Human Rights Abuses Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Video and Witnessing at the International Criminal Tribunal for 
the Former Yugoslavia Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Media, Human Rights and Forensic Science Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Media, Culture and Human Rights Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Media and women’s human rights Download PDF
Chapter  39:  News Coverage of Female Genital Cutting Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Media, Human Rights 
and Religion Download PDF
Chapter  41:  The Role of News Media in Fostering Children’s Democratic Citizenship Download PDF
Chapter  42:  News language and human rights Download PDF
Chapter  43:  Media, Human Rights and Political Discourse Download PDF
Chapter  44:  media and human rights Download PDF
Chapter  45:  Labour journalism, human rights and social change Download PDF
Chapter  46:  Public Safety Download PDF
Chapter  47:  Prisoners, Human Rights and the Media Download PDF
Chapter  48:  Changes in War-Making, Media and Human Rights Download PDF
Chapter  49:  Media, Terrorism and Freedom of Expression Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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