Human Rights Journalism

Advances in Reporting Distant Humanitarian Interventions

  • Authors
  • Ibrahim Seaga Shaw

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction: Background and Scope of Human Rights Journalism

  3. Human Rights Journalism and Alternative Models: Critical Conceptual and Comparative Perspectives

  4. Human Rights Journalism and the Representing of Physical Violence

  5. Human Rights Journalism and the Representing of Structural and Cultural Violence

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 241-281

About this book


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.


human rights intervention journalism politics poverty violence

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2012
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Media & Culture Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-34041-5
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-35887-4
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