A book launch of “ Reporting Human Rights, Conflicts, and Peacebuilding: Critical and Global Perspectives” published by Palgrave Macmillan and co-authored by the chairman and Information Commissioner of the Right to Access Information, Dr Ibrahim Seaga Shaw and Dr Senthan Selvarajah, co-director of the UK-based Centre for Media, Human Rights and Peacebuilding will be held on Friday January 17th 2020 at 9:30 am at the Sierra Leone Association of Journalists Headquarters, Campbell street, in Freetown
Co-author Dr Ibrahim Seaga Shaw and Hon Justice Dr Abou Binneh Kamara, will speak at the launch to be followed by Q and A s from participants. Presentations of copies of the book to SLAJ, national and FBC libraries will also take place
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, information officers and media professionals In his foreword to the book Professor Steven Youngblood wrote “ For those who study and teach media and peacebuilding, “Reporting Human Rights, Conflicts, and Peacebuilding: Critical and Global Perspectives” is like a package under the tree at Christmas. And it’s not a package with underwear and socks, but is instead the shiny toy that you’ve been impatiently seeking for many years”.
The contributors to this volume are among the leading voices in the field of media, conflicts and human rights. Some of them, including the editors themselves, also have media industry experience. This book consists of four parts, each with four chapters, except Part 3:
1. Media, Conflicts, and Humanitarian Interventions
2. Mediating Human Rights, Democracy and Terrorism
3. Human Rights Reporting: Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding
4. Breaking the Challenges and Reporting Human Rights during Conflicts in the Digital Age.
For more info visit the book’s web link: https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9783030107185