Human Rights: The Mass Media's Bogeyman?
Media Diversity Institute, London (2014)
3 Pages Posted: 5 Mar 2019
Date Written: Sept 30, 2014
Hard human rights cases require that we draw the kinds of subtle lines that the media rarely wish to emphasize. Far more effective are simplistic re-writings that translate into screaming headlines, which, in turn, undermine public perceptions of human rights, neglecting the genuine benefits they provide for all of us.
Keywords: human rights, democracy, free speech, media studies, sociology
JEL Classification: Z19
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