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1st Edition

Global Media Ethics and the Digital Revolution

Edited By

Noureddine Miladi

ISBN 9781032062143
Published November 30, 2021 by Routledge
292 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This volume responds to the challenges posed by the rapid developments in satellite TV and digital technologies, addressing media ethics from a global perspective to discuss how we can understand journalism practice in its cultural contexts.

An international team of contributors draw upon global and non-Western traditions to discuss the philosophical origins of ethics and the tension that exists between media institutions, the media market and political/ideological influencers. The chapters then unveil the discrepancies among international journalists in abiding by the ethics of the profession and the extent to which media ethics are understood and applied in their local context/environment. Arguing that the legitimacy of ethics comes not from the definition per se, but from the extent to which it leads to social good, the book posits this should be the media’s raison d'être to abide by globally accepted ethical norms in order to serve the common good.

Taking a truly global approach to the question of media ethics, this volume will be an important resource for scholars and students of journalism, communication studies, media studies, sociology, politics and cultural studies.

Table of Contents

00- Introduction: Digital Media Explosion and the Question of Ethics

Noureddine Miladi



01- Political Correctness in a Digital Age: The Ethical Implications of a Hegemonic Discourse

Andrew Pilkington

02- Impartiality, Fairness and the Bias of Empire: Technologies of Freedom or Constraint?

Sylvia Harvey

03- Freedom of Expression and Social Responsibility: Contested World Views on Media Ethics.

Noureddine Miladi

04- Global Media Ethics: Ideology, Politics, and Eurocentrism

Mazhar Al-Zo’by

05- Rethinking Global Media Ethics for a ‘post-American’ World

Daya Thussu



06- Freedom of Speech, Responsibility and Human Rights in Islam

Fethi B J Ahmed

07- Philosophical Roots of Ethics in the Islamic Tradition

Noureddine Khadmi

08- Ethics of Investigative Journalism

Jamel Zran

09- Fake News as a Challenge for Media Credibility

Suzana Žilič Fišer and Irena Lovrenčič Držanič

10- Media Ethics and the Challenges of Democratic Transition in Tunisia

Moez Ben Messaoud

11- Journalism Ethics and Conflict Sensitive Reporting: The Case of Al Jazeera Network

Hala A. Guta



12- Journalistic Deontology in News Coverage of Poverty in the Digital Age: Why Objectivity is bad when reporting on inequality

Jairo Lugo-Ocando and Steven Harkins

13- The Culture of Framing Terminologies

Ibrahim N. Abusharif

14- Tracing Securitisation of Narratives and Images in the Global Media Discourse

Abdulfatah Mohamed

15- Decolonising African Journalism Ethics: From Afriethics to Afrokology

Winston Mano

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Noureddine Miladi is Professor of Media and Communication at Qatar University. He is former head of the Department of Mass Communication and President of the Arab Media and Communication Network ( He is editor of JAMMR, the first peer-reviewed English journal in Arab media and society.