Human Rights

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Human rights refer to fundamental rights and freedoms that are inherent to all human beings and are regularly protected as legal rights by national and international law. In the sphere of public and political communication, concerns of human rights have grown in prominence with media and advocacy groups drawing increased attention to them. But media reporting primarily focuses on wars and crises and remains selectively defined by western agendas and perspectives. Still, as media networks and actors grow more diverse and expand transnationally, everyday media coverage is gradually engaging with a broader, more “universal” definition of human rights.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe International Encyclopedia of Political Communication
EditorsGianpietro Mazzoleni
Place of PublicationNew Jersey USA
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781118290750
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

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