Human rights media coverage in Chinese east Asia

Fan, David P. and Ostini, Jennifer (1999) Human rights media coverage in Chinese east Asia. Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science (566). pp. 93-107. ISSN 0002-7162

Abstract

An analysis was made of mass media coverage originating
in four Chinese-speaking regions of the world; the People's Republic of China (PRC), Hong Kong, Singapore, and Taiwan. The analysis was of coverage of human rights of three types: civil and political; social and economic; and due process. Rights were also scored as to whether they pertained to individuals and businesses. One finding
was that civil-political rights were emphasized in regions with the greatest exposure to the West, while regions with less exposure focused on social-economic rights. Another result was that, as ideas about human rights diffused in regions, due process rights were increasingly discussed in the media. A further finding was that much of the press coverage that used the term 'human rights' involved rhetorical responses to Western criticisms without articulating specific ideas about rights.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Arts - No Department
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2015 03:41
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2015 03:41
Uncontrolled Keywords: human rights; mass media; press; international politics; China; Hong Kong; Singapore; Taiwan
Fields of Research : 20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2001 Communication and Media Studies > 200101 Communication Studies
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2001 Communication and Media Studies > 200104 Media Studies
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2001 Communication and Media Studies > 200103 International and Development Communication
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9502 Communication > 950204 The Media
C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9403 International Relations > 940304 International Political Economy (excl. International Trade)
E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1177/000271629956600108
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/25768

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