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Journalism for Social Change in Asia

Reporting Human Rights

  • Scott Downman
  • Kasun Ubayasiri

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Communication for Social Change book series (PSCSC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Scott Downman, Kasun Ubayasiri
    Pages 1-23
  3. Scott Downman, Kasun Ubayasiri
    Pages 25-53
  4. Scott Downman, Kasun Ubayasiri
    Pages 55-73
  5. Scott Downman, Kasun Ubayasiri
    Pages 97-117
  6. Scott Downman, Kasun Ubayasiri
    Pages 119-141
  7. Scott Downman, Kasun Ubayasiri
    Pages 143-164
  8. Scott Downman, Kasun Ubayasiri
    Pages 165-188
  9. Scott Downman, Kasun Ubayasiri
    Pages 189-206
  10. Scott Downman, Kasun Ubayasiri
    Pages 207-212
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 213-219

About this book

Introduction

This book explores the role and purpose of journalism to spark and propagate change by investigating human rights journalism and its capacity to inform, educate and activate change. Downman and Ubayasiri maximize this approach by proposing a new paradigm of reporting through the use of human-focussed news values. This approach is a radical departure from the traditional style that typically builds on abstract concepts. The book will explore human rights journalism through the lens of complex issues such as human trafficking and people smuggling in the Asian context. This is not just a book for journalists, or journalism academics, but a book for activists, human rights advocates or anyone who believes in the power of journalism to change the world.

Keywords

south east Asia journalism human rights social change human trafficking media coverage news values human rights advocacy journalism ethics human rights journalism

Authors and affiliations

  • Scott Downman
    • 1
  • Kasun Ubayasiri
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Communication and ArtsUniversity of QueenslandSt LuciaAustralia
  2. 2.Griffith UniversityNathanAustralia

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