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.
|Title of host publication||The International Encyclopedia of Political Communication|
|Place of Publication||New Jersey USA|
|Publisher||John Wiley & Sons|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|