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Reporting Human Rights, Conflicts, and Peacebuilding

Critical and Global Perspectives

  • Ibrahim Seaga Shaw
  • Senthan Selvarajah
  • Addresses the deficit of research on the role of the media in addressing and preventing human rights violations within a just peace and peacebuilding framework

  • Discusses how human rights and conflict transformation approaches can become mutually assisting and reinforcing rather than working in isolation

  • Embraces a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches including critical, interpretive, social scientific and pragmatic


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Media, Conflicts and Humanitarian Interventions

  3. Mediating Human Rights, Democracy and Terrorism

  4. Human Rights Reporting: Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding

  5. The Challenges of Reporting Human Rights and Conflicts in the Digital Age

About this book


This book focuses on the reporting of human rights in broadly defined times of conflict. It brings together scholarly and professional perspectives on the role of the media in constructing human rights and peacebuilding options in conflict and post-conflict environments, drawing on case studies from Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia. It also provides critical reflections on the challenges faced by journalists and explores the implications of constructing human rights and peacebuilding options in their day-to-day professional activities. The chapters embrace a variety of theoretical, empirical and methodological approaches and will benefit students, scholars and media professionals alike. 


Conflict Human Rights Peacebuilding International Justice Accountability Humanitarian Intervention

Editors and affiliations

  • Ibrahim Seaga Shaw
    • 1
  • Senthan Selvarajah
    • 2
  1. 1.Right to Access Information Commission (RAIC)FreetownSierra Leone
  2. 2.Centre for MediaHuman Rights and PeacebuildingLondonUK

About the editors

 Dr Ibrahim Seaga Shaw is Chairman and Information Commissioner of the Right to Access Information Commission in Sierra Leone and Co-Director of the Centre for Media, Human Rights and Peacebuilding based in the UK. He was previously Senior Lecturer in Media and Politics at Northumbria University, UK and served as Secretary General of the International Peace Research Association (IPRA) between 2012 and 2016. He is the author of four books, including Human Rights Journalism (2012).

Dr Senthan Selvarajah is Co-Director of the Centre for Media, Human Rights and Peacebuilding based in the UK. He has over 18 years' experience as a journalist, editor and researcher, and currently serves as a Co-Convener of the Media, Conflicts, and Human Rights Commission of the International Peace Research Association.

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