Freedom as Idea and Practice: Ethics, 'Hacktivism' and Human Rights

Huijser, Henk and Little, Janine (2013) Freedom as Idea and Practice: Ethics, 'Hacktivism' and Human Rights. In: Journalism ethics and law : stories of media practice. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Victoria, pp. 68-89. ISBN 9780195522259

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Abstract

This chapter explores: the idea of 'freedom' and how it relates to journalism ethics and law; the relationship between the public right to know and the individual's civil liberties; humanitarianism and international connections between the Australian media and its publics; Wikileaks and the rise of 'hacktivism', and why this is now being called 'terrorism'; the role of social media in the Arab Spring, and what this means for journalism ethics.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: Media practice, journalism, Wikileaks, 'Hacktivism', Arab Spring, freedom
Field of Research: 20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2001 Communication and Media Studies > 200104 Media Studies
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200212 Screen and Media Culture
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Research Collaboration Area: Other
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2015 01:17
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2015 03:18
URI: http://eprints.batchelor.edu.au/id/eprint/411

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