Changes in War-Making, Media and Human Rights

Revolution or repackaging?

Authored by: Melissa Wall

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.ch48

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Abstract

Media coverage of human rights abuses have long been used to prompt to calls for military actions. Likewise, the waging of war itself often includes human rights violations, making the military management of media images about those abuses crucial to its execution (der Derian 2001/2009; Maltby 2012). Media are even used to incite audiences to commit human rights crimes during times of war and armed conflict (Kellow & Steeves 1998). In recent years, war, human rights and the media have separately and collectively evolved to create what some observers argue are new patterns and practices, potentially remaking their intersections in profound ways.

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