Labour journalism, human rights and social change

Authored by: Anya Schiffrin , Beatrice Santa-Wood

The Routledge Companion to Media and Human Rights

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

Print ISBN: 9781138665545
eBook ISBN: 9781315619835
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315619835.ch45

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Abstract

Labour struggles are some of the most dramatic and powerful stories that journalists cover. Suffused with human interest on a topic that readers can relate to, reporting on labour can galvanize governments, companies and the public. Indeed, throughout modern history, media coverage has been central to some of the major campaigns for labour rights around the world. Unions and human rights activists have worked closely with journalists to spread the word and create public outrage. 1

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