Human Rights Journalism: Advances in Reporting Distant Humanitarian Interventions

Hardcover | January 15, 2012

byIbrahim Seaga Shaw

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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.

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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...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.69 inPublished:January 15, 2012Publisher: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

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'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