The Handbook of Global Communication and Media Ethics / Edition 1

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This groundbreaking handbook provides a comprehensive picture of the ethical dimensions of communication in a global setting. Both theoretical and practical, this important volume will raise the ethical bar for both scholars and practitioners in the world of global communication and media.
  • Brings together leading international scholars to consider ethical issues raised by globalization, the practice of journalism, popular culture, and media activities
  • Examines important themes in communication ethics, including feminism, ideology, social responsibility, reporting, metanarratives, blasphemy, development, and “glocalism”, among many others
  • Contains case studies on reporting, censorship, responsibility, terrorism, disenfranchisement, and guilt throughout many countries and regions worldwide
  • Contributions by Islamic scholars discuss various facets of that religion's engagement with the public sphere, and others who deal with some of the religious and cultural factors that bedevil efforts to understand our world
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"Other broad examinations of communication ethics…are available, but the present volume is the most far-reaching to date. Summing up: essential." - Choice
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Meet the Author

Robert S. Fortner is Director of the Media Research Institute, a non-profit organization serving the church, NGO and international radio community with research to assist them in meeting their missions. He is also a Professor of Communication Arts and Sciences at Calvin College. He is the author of International Communication: History, Conflict and Control of the Global Metropolis (Wadsworth, 1993), Public Diplomacy and International Politics: The Symbolic Constructs of Summits and International Radio News (Praeger, 1994), Radio, Morality and Culture: Britain, Canada and the United States 1919-1945 (Southern Illinois University Press, 2006), and Communication, Media, and Identity: A Christian Theory of Communication (Rowman and Littlefield, 2007).

Mark Fackler is Professor of Communication Arts and Sciences at Calvin College. He has taught at Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, Daystar University, Kenya, and Uganda Christian University (Mukono). Fackler is co-author of Media Ethics: Cases and Moral Reasoning (Longman, 7th edition, 2005) and Good News: Social Ethics and the Press (Oxford University Press, 1993) and has contributed and edited other several books, chapters, and papers on media, ethics, and emerging democracies in East Africa.

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Table of Contents

Volume 1: Theoretical Foundations



1. Primordial Issues in Communication Ethics (Clifford G. Christians).

2. Communication Ethics: The Wonder of Metanarratives in a Postmodern Age (Ronald Arnett).

3.Information, Communication and Planetary Citizenship (Luiz Martins da Silva).

4. Global Communication and Cultural Particularisms: The Place of Values in the Simultaneity of Structural Globalization and Cultural Fragmentation – The Case of Islamic Civilization (Bassam Tibi).

5. The Ethics of Privacy in High and Low Technology Societies (Robert S. Fortner).

6. Social Responsibility Theory and Media Monopolies (Mark Fackler).

7. Ethics and Ideology: Moving from Labels to Analysis (Lee Wilkins).

8. Fragments of Truth: The Right to Communicate as a Universal Value (Philip Lee).

9. Glocal Media Ethics (Shakuntala Rao).

10. Classical Liberal Values (Horacio Spector).

11. Feminist Ethics and Global Media (Linda Steiner).

12.Words as Weapons: A History of War Reporting 1945 to the Present (Richard Keeble).

13. Multi-Dimensional Objectivity for Global Journalism (Stephen Ward).

14. New Media and an Old Problem: Promoting Democracy ( Deni Elliott and Amanda Decker).

15. The Dilemma of Trust (Ian Richards).

16. The Ethical Case for Blasphemy (Neville Cox).

17. The Medium is the Moral(Michael Bugeja).

18. Development Ethics: The Audacious Agenda (Chloe Schwenke).

19. Indigenous Media Values: Cultural and Ethical Implications (Joe Grixti).

20. Foucault’s Challenge to Ethics (Ed McCluskie).

21. Ethical Anxieties in the Global Public Sphere (Robert S. Fortner).

22. Universalism and Communitarianism in Media Ethics (Clifford G. Christians).

23. Responsibility of Net Users (Raphael Cohen-Almagor).

24. Media Ethics and International Organizations (Cees Hamelink).

25. Making the Case for What Can and Should Be Published (Bruce W. Swaffield).

26. Ungrievable Lives. Global Terror and the Media (Giovanna Borradori).

27. Journalism Ethics in the Moral Infrastructure of a Global Civil Society (Robert S. Fortner).

Volume 2: Practices and Case Studies

1. Problems of Application (Mark Fackler).

2. Disenfranchised and Disempowered: How the Globalized Media Treat Their Audiences – The Case of India (Anita Dighe).

3. Questioning Professional Ethics in the Global Age: How Japanese Journalists Report and Support Immigrant Law Revision (Kaori Hayashi).

4. Ancient Roots and Contemporary Challenges: Asian Journalists Try to Find the Balance (Jiafei Yin).

5. Understanding Bollywood (Vijay Mishra).

6. Kenyan Muslim Women in Media and Politics: Fighting for Legitimacy (Esha Faki Mwinyihaji).

7. Peace Communication in Sudan: Toward Infusing a New Islamic Perspective (Haydar Badawi Sadig & Hala Asima Guta).

8. Media and Post-Election Violence in Kenya (Mark Fackler, Levi Obonyo, Mitchell Terpstra,& Emmanuel Okaalet).

9. Ethics of Survival: Media, Palestinians, and Israelis in Conflict (Oliver Witte).

10. Voiceless Glasnost: Responding to Government Pressures and Lack of a Free Press Tradition in Russia (Victor Akhterov).

11. Media Use and Abuse in Ethiopia: A Case Study (Zenebe Beyene).

12. Collective Guilt as a Response to Evil: A Case of Arabs and Muslims in the Western Media (Rasha Abdulla).

13.Journalists as Witnesses to Violence and Suffering ( Amy Richards & Jolyon Mitchell).

14. Reporting on Religious Authority Complicit with Atrocity (Paul Soukup).

15. The Ethics of a Very Public Sphere: Differential Soundscapes and the Discourse of the Streets (Robert S. Fortner).

16. The Ethics of Representation and the Internet(Boniface Omachonu Omatta).

17. Authors, Authority, Ownership and Ethics in Digital Media and News (Jarice Hansen).

18. Ethical Implications of Blogging (Bernhard Debatin).

19. Journalism Ethics in a Digital Network (Jane Singer).

20. Now Look at What You Made Me Do: Violence and Media Accountability (Peter Hulm).

21. Protecting Children from Harmful Influences of Media through Formal and Non-Formal Media Education: Asbjørn Simonnes & (Gudmund Gjeltsen).

22. Ethics and International Propaganda(Philip M. Taylor).

23.Modernization and Its Discontents: Ethics, Development and the Diffusion of Innovations (Robert S. Fortner).

24. Communication Technologies in the Arsenal of Al Qaeda and the Taliban: Why the West Isn’t Winning the War on Terror(Haydar Badawi Sadig, Roshan Noorzai, and Hala Asmina Guta).

25. The Hijab(Patrick Savidan).


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