Today we face unprecedented crises: mass poverty, a global economic downturn, environmental degradation, the ever-onward rise of authoritarianism and militarism to name but a few. In order to tackle these issues we need to engage in dialogue, to communicate well, to break down the divisions and encourage understanding rather than hatred. And we need to act creatively to inspire new ways of communicating.
Communication Ethics Now draws on an eclectic range of articles from Ethical Space: The International Journal of Communication Ethics to explore these issues in detail. The list of distinguished, international writers include:
• Libby Purves on how ethical idealism fades with age • John Tulloch on the British press and torture • Simon Goldsworthy on PR ethics • Raphael Cohen-Almagor on the ethics of teaching about abortion • Moira Carroll-Mayer and Bernd Carsten Stahl on the ethics of cyberspace.
Separate sections explore journalism ethics, communication ethics and pedagogy, philosophical issues - and business and communication ethics.