Book Announcement: Problems and Perspectives of the Relationship between the Media and Human Rights

Problems and Perspectives of the Relationship between the Media and Human Rights now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443898720
Hardback, pp210, £61.99 / $104.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Problems and Perspectives of the Relationship between the Media and Human Rights, edited by G. P. Pandey, Charu Joshi and Paromita Das.

In a democratic political system, the media is often entrusted with the responsibility of guarding the rights of the people. As such, it is essential to critically look at its role and functions in our present socio-political context.

This book represents a comprehensive analysis of the following core issues: the role of the media in educating, protecting and promoting human rights; the challenges facing the media and human rights; human rights reporting and coverage; and the media’s role during violations of human rights, especially with regards to women. The book also contains suggestions and measures to increase awareness on human rights. Furthermore, it discusses the existing discourse of human rights and the media in India, Nepal and Bangladesh.

To read a full summary of the book and to read a 30-page sample extract, which includes the table of contents, please visit the following link:

http://www.cambridgescholars.com/problems-and-perspectives-of-the-relationship-between-the-media-and-human-rights-2

Problems and Perspectives of the Relationship between the Media and Human Rights can be purchased directly from Cambridge Scholars, through Amazon and other online retailers, or through our global network of distributors. Our partners include Bertram, Gardners, Baker & Taylor, Ingram, YBP, Inspirees and MHM Limited. An e-book version will be available for purchase through the Google Play store in due course.

For further information on placing an order for this title, please contact orders@cambridgescholars.com.

About the Editors

Professor G. P. Pandey is presently Dean of Abanindranath Tagore School of Creative Arts and Communication Studies, India, and Head of the Department of Mass Communication at Assam University, India. He received a PhD degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Banaras Hindu University, India, and has served as Director of Adult Education at the Ministry of Human Resource Development, New Delhi, India. He has several publications to his credit, including a book which was awarded the Bharatendu Harishchandra prize by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting of the Government of India.

Dr Charu Joshi is a Postdoctoral Fellow of the Indian Council of Social Science Research, and former Assistant Professor in the Department of Mass Communication at Assam University, India, where she received a PhD in Mass Communication. Her research work includes advertising, women’s empowerment and Indian soap operas.

Dr Paromita Das is Assistant Professor in the Department of Mass Communication at Assam University, India, having received a PhD in Mass Communication from the same institution. She has worked as State Media Expert of National Rural Health Mission, Assam, under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of the Government of India. Having also worked as Assistant Director under the award-winning director, Shri Joshy Joseph, for the Kolkata Films Division, she has produced and directed several documentary films for Doordarshan.

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