Human Rights Journalism: Advances in Reporting Distant Humanitarian Interventions by I. ShawHuman Rights Journalism: Advances in Reporting Distant Humanitarian Interventions by I. Shaw

Human Rights Journalism: Advances in Reporting Distant Humanitarian Interventions

byI. Shaw

Hardcover | November 15, 2011

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Shaw argues that journalism should focus on deconstructing the underlying structural and cultural causes of political violence such as poverty, famine and human trafficking, and play a proactive (preventative), rather than reactive (prescriptive) role in humanitarian intervention.
IBRAHIM SEAGA SHAW is Senior Lecturer at the University of Northumbria, UK. With a background in journalism spanning 26 years in Sierra Leone, Britain and France, he edited Sierra Leone's award winning Expo Times newspaper in the mid 1990s. He holds a PhD from the Sorbonne and is co-editor of Expanding Peace Journalism (2011).
Title:Human Rights Journalism: Advances in Reporting Distant Humanitarian InterventionsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:281 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 1.05 inPublished:November 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230321429

ISBN - 13:9780230321427

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Preface Foreword; S.Allan Introduction: Background and Scope of Human Rights Journalism PART I Human Rights Journalism and Alternative Models: Critical Conceptual and Comparative Perspectives Human Rights Journalism: A Conceptual Framework Critical Comparative Analyses of Human Rights Journalism and Peace Journalism, Global Journalism and Human Rights Reporting Public, Citizen and Peace Journalisms: Towards the More Radical Human Rights Journalism Strand The Dynamics and Challenges of Reporting Humanitarian Interventions PART II Human Rights Journalism in the Reporting of Physical Violence The 'us only' and 'us+them' Frames in Reporting the Sierra Leone War: Implications for Human Rghts Journalism 'Operation Restore Hope' in Somalia and Genocide in Rwanda Politics of Humanitarian Intervention and Human Wrongs Journalism: The Case of Kosovo Vs Sierra Leone PART III Human Rights Journalism and the Representing of Structural and Cultural Violence The Politics of Development and Global Poverty Eradication The 2007 EU-Africa Lisbon Summit and 'the Global Partnership for Africa' The Reporting of Asylum Seekers and Refugees in the UK Conclusion: A Case for Human Rights Journalism and Future Directions Afterword; J.Lynch Index

Editorial Reviews

'The perceptive analysis presented on these pages highlights the basis for a radical reconsideration of some of our most familiar assumptions. It does so in a manner alert to journalism's shortcomings but also to its remarkable potential to foster points of emphatic connection at a distance. In this way, Shaw's intervention inspires us to reinvigorate our efforts to develop productive ways forward, to re-imagine new possibilities in the search for compassionate reporting respectful of the human dignity of others.' - Stuart Allan, Bournemouth University, UK