The Handbook of Global Communication and Media Ethics

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  • Copyright: 2011-05-06
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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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 scholars from around the world in examining 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 (again, among others) throughout many countries and regions worldwide Includes contributions by several Islamic scholars who 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

Author Biography

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.

Table of Contents

Theoretical Foundations
Primordial Issues in Communication Ethics
Communication Ethics: The Wonder of Metanarratives in a Postmodern Age
Information, Communication and Planetary Citizenship
Global Communication and Cultural Particularisms: The Place of Values in the Simultaneity of Structural Globalization and Cultural Fragmentation - The Case of Islamic Civilization
The Ethics of Privacy in High and Low Technology Societies
Social Responsibility Theory and Media Monopolies
Ethics and Ideology: Moving from Labels to Analysis
Fragments of Truth: The Right to Communicate as a Universal Value
Glocal Media Ethics
Classical Liberal Values
Feminist Ethics and Global Media
Words as Weapons: A History of War Reporting 1945 to the Present
Multi-Dimensional Objectivity for Global Journalism
New Media and an Old Problem: Promoting Democracy
The Dilemma of Trust
The Ethical Case for Blasphemy
The Medium is the Moral
Development Ethics: The Audacious Agenda
Indigenous Media Values: Cultural and Ethical Implications
Foucault's Challenge to Ethics
Ethical Anxieties in the Global Public Sphere
Universalism and Communitarianism in Media Ethics
Responsibility of Net Users
Media Ethics and International Organizations
Making the Case for What Can and Should Be Published
Ungrievable Lives. Global Terror and the Media
Journalism Ethics in the Moral Infrastructure of a Global Civil Society
Practices and Case Studies
Problems of Application
Disenfranchised and Disempowered: How the Globalized Media Treat Their Audiences - The Case of India
Questioning Professional Ethics in the Global Age: How Japanese Journalists Report and Support Immigrant Law Revision
Ancient Roots and Contemporary Challenges: Asian Journalists Try to Find the Balance
Understanding Bollywood
Kenyan Muslim Women in Media and Politics: Fighting for Legitimacy
Peace Communication in Sudan: Toward Infusing a New Islamic Perspective
Media and Post-Election Violence in Kenya
Ethics of Survival: Media, Palestinians, and Israelis in Conflict
Voiceless Glasnost: Responding to Government Pressures and Lack of a Free Press Tradition in Russia
Media Use and Abuse in Ethiopia: A Case Study
Collective Guilt as a Response to Evil: A Case of Arabs and Muslims in the Western Media
Journalists as Witnesses to Violence and Suffering
Reporting on Religious Authority Complicit with Atrocity
The Ethics of a Very Public Sphere: Differential Soundscapes and the Discourse of the Streets
The Ethics of Representation and the Internet
Authors, Authority, Ownership and Ethics in Digital Media and News
Ethical Implications of Blogging
Journalism Ethics in a Digital Network
Now Look at What You Made Me Do: Violence and Media Accountability
Protecting Children from Harmful Influences of Media through Formal and Non-Formal Media Education: Asbjørn Simonnes &
Ethics and International Propaganda
Modernization and Its Discontents: Ethics, Development and the Diffusion of Innovations
Communication Technologies in the Arsenal of Al Qaeda and the Taliban: Why the West Isn't Winning the War on Terror
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