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dc.contributor.advisorAbiri, Elisabeth
dc.contributor.authorNwankwo, Victoria Chioma
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-14T14:17:51Z
dc.date.available2011-07-14T14:17:51Z
dc.date.issued2011-05-31
dc.description.abstractThis study examines the role of the media in promoting human rights. Central to the study is an effort to find out why the media decide to include human rights coverage as part of their programmes as well as the portrayal of human rights elements in such programmes. A total of five journalists were interviewed, three of them were BBC journalists involved in the production of the documentary which was filmed in the West African countries of Ghana and Ivory Coast. The remaining two were Swedish journalists included to derive a wider perspective on what the role of the media should be. An analysis of BBC One Panorama documentary- ‘Chocolate: the bitter truth’ was done to ascertain how the documentary enhanced human rights promotion. Both the interviews and documentary analysis provided data needed to answer the research questions Findings from the interviews and the documentary reveal that the media do have a role to play in human rights promotion. This role is important because the mass media audience is often averse to human rights programmes as they consider them boring. However, the seemingly boring human rights programmes can be made attractive when the media adopt a technique which attracts the audience interest and attention to human rights programmes.en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10037/3500
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:no-uit_munin_3221
dc.language.isoengen
dc.publisherUniversitetet i Tromsøen
dc.publisherUniversity of Tromsøen
dc.rights.accessRightsopenAccess
dc.subject.courseIDSOA-3902en
dc.subjectVDP::Samfunnsvitenskap: 200::Sosialantropologi: 250en
dc.subjectVDP::Social science: 200::Social anthropology: 250en
dc.subjectBBCen
dc.subjectchild-labouren
dc.subjectdemocracyen
dc.subjectduty bearersen
dc.subjectEthnographic Content Analysisen
dc.subjecthuman rightsen
dc.subjectmediaen
dc.subjectpress freedomen
dc.subjectprogrammesen
dc.subjectrights holdersen
dc.subjectsocial responsibilityen
dc.subjectagenda-settingen
dc.titleThe role of the media in promoting human rights : an analysis of the BBC documentary, 'Chocolate: the bitter truth'en
dc.typeMaster thesisen
dc.typeMastergradsoppgaveen


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