Advances in Media, Entertainment, and the Arts: Handbook of Research on Combating Threats to Media Freedom and Journalist Safety, 1st Edition

  • Sadia Jamil
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  • ISBN-10: 1799813002
  • ISBN-13: 9781799813002
  • DDC: 070.4
  • 408 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released April 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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Freedom of expression and freedom of information are indispensable components of free media. Without these two basic rights, an informed, active, and participatory citizenry is impossible. Members of the media require special protections to enable them to operate freely and advocate for human rights, public discourse, and the plurality of ideas. This reference evaluates how diverse threats impact on journalists’ wellbeing, their right to freedom of expression, and overall media freedoms in various contexts and assesses inadequacies in national security policies, planning, and coordination of journalists’ safety in different countries. Features research on topics such as freedom of the press, professional journalism, and media security. For journalists, news writers, editors, columnists, press, broadcasters, newscasters, government officials, lawmakers, diplomats, international relations officers, law enforcement, industry professionals, academicians, researchers, and students.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Advances in Media, Entertainment, and the Arts (AMEA) Book Series.
Editorial Advisory Board.
List of Reviewers.
List of Contributors.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
1: Threats to Media Freedom and the Safety of Journalists in South East Asian and South Asian Countries.
2: Digital Threats and Attacks on the Philippine Alternative Press: Range, Responses, and Remedies.
3: Shooting the Messenger, Slowly, but Surely: A Review of Imminent Threats to Freedom of Media and Journalistic Integrity in India.
4: What Compels Journalists to Take a Step Back? Contextualizing the Media Laws and Policies of Bangladesh.
5: Combating Bullets With a Pen: The Importance of Free Media and the Safety of Journalists for Building a Public Sphere for Democracy in Pakistan.
6: Practices of Self-Censorship Among Nepali Journalists.
7: What Dampen the Indonesian Journalists’ Freedom and Safety in the Post-Soeharto New Order?.
8: The Risks and Challenges for Professional Journalism in the Digital Age: A Malaysian Perspective.
9: The Rise of Secular Nationalist and Islamic-Based Populist Communication Strategies: New Threats to Indonesian Media and Journalists’ Freedom.
10: Threats to Media Freedom and the Safety of Journalists in Eastern Mediterranean and African Countries.
11: A Review on the Safety of Journalists in Turkey: A Victims' Rights Perspective.
12: Making Sense of Journalists’ Safety and Media Freedom in Egypt Between Different Types of Threats and the Ruling Legislative Context: Multi-Analytical study.
13: The Role of Ghanaian News Media Organisations in Countering Threats to Media Freedom and Journalists’ Safety.
14: Silencing the Media and Chaining the Watchdog: Threats to Journalist Safety During Elections in Nigeria.
15: Threats to Media Freedom and the Safety of Journalists in Nigeria.
16: Types and Sources of Threats to Media Freedom in Uganda.
17: Threats to Media Freedom and the Safety of Journalists in North and South America.
18: Journalism in Violent Times: Mexican Journalists’ Responses to Threats and Aggressions.
19: Journalists’ Safety and Multifaceted Censorship in Colombia.
20: The Pitfalls and Perils of Being a Digital Journalist in Venezuela.
Compilation of References.
About the Contributors.