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, famineandhuman trafficking,and play a proactive (preventative), rather than reactive (prescriptive) role in humanitarian intervention.
IBRAHIM SEAGA SHAW is a senior lecturer in Media and Politics & Programme Leader MA Media Cultures in the Department of Media, School of Arts and Social Sciences, at Northumbria University. With a background in journalism spanning 26 years in Sierra Leone, Britain and France, he edited Sierra Leone's award winning Expo Times newspaper...
Title:Human Rights Journalism: Advances in Reporting Distant Humanitarian InterventionsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:304 pagesPublished:November 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230321429

ISBN - 13:9780230321427

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Table of Contents

Foreword; S.Allan
Introduction: Background and Scope of Human Rights Journalism
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
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
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

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