Media Ethics Beyond Borders: A Global Perspective / Edition 1

Media Ethics Beyond Borders: A Global Perspective / Edition 1

by Stephen J.A. Ward
     
 

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ISBN-10: 041587887X

ISBN-13: 9780415878876

Pub. Date: 04/20/2010

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This volume explores the construction of an ethics for news media that is global in reach and impact. Essays by international media ethicists provide leading theoretical perspectives on major issues and applies the ideas to specific countries, contexts and problems, addressing such questions as: Are there universal values in journalism? How would a global media

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This volume explores the construction of an ethics for news media that is global in reach and impact. Essays by international media ethicists provide leading theoretical perspectives on major issues and applies the ideas to specific countries, contexts and problems, addressing such questions as: Are there universal values in journalism? How would a global media ethics do justice to the cultural, political, and economic differences around the world? Can a global ethic based on universal principles allow for diversity of media systems and cultural values? What should be the principles and norms of practice of global media ethics? The result is a rich source of ethical thought and analysis on questions raised by contemporary global media.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415878876
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/20/2010
Pages:
192

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Biographies of Authors viii

Introduction: Why Global Media Ethics? 1

Section 1 Universals, Theory, and Global Ethics

Chapter 1 The Ethics of Universal Being Clifford G. Christians 6

Chapter 2 Connecting Care and Duty: How Neuroscience and Feminist Ethics can Contribute to Understanding Professional Moral Development Lee Wilkins 24

Chapter 3 A Theory of Patriotism for Global Journalism Stephen J. A Ward 42

Chapter 4 Media Ethics: Towards a Framework for Media Producers and Media Consumers Nick Couldry 59

Section 2 Global, Local, and Critical Theory

Chapter 5 Media Ethics and Human Dignity in the Postcolony Herman Wasserman 74

Chapter 6 Postcolonial Theory and Global Media Ethics: A Theoretical Intervention Shakuntala Rao 90

Chapter 7 Moral Philosophy as the Foundation of Normative Media Theory: Questioning African Ubuntuism as a Framework Peter J. Fourie 105

Section 3 Applications and Case Studies

Chapter 8 Negotiating Journalism Ethics in Zambia: Towards a 'Glocal' Ethics Fackson Banda 124

Chapter 9 Journalistic Ethics and Responsibility in Relation to Freedom of Expression: an Islamic Perspective Ali Mohamed 142

Chapter 10 Media Ethics in Ethiopia Gebremedhin Simon 157

Index 172

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