This book offers a detailed analysis of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s approach towards human rights in the media. It looks at the state-owned and state-controlled Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB), employing content analysis and multimodal critical discourse analysis to explore its underlying strategies in portraying the international rights norms. The book also features analysis of surveys and interviews of recent Iranian migrants to determine the extent to which the Iranian public is aware of human rights principles and their views on whether and how the international rights norms are portrayed on IRIB.
Table of Contents
1. Human Rights and Media: Contemporary Authoritarian Iran
2. Human Rights, Regime Change, and Political Succession in the Post-1979 Islamic Revolution
3. IRIB Structure, Policies, and Position on Human Rights
4. Quantitative Analysis of the Iranian Television News Programs
5. MCDA of Foreign Events in IRIB News
6. MCDA of Domestic Events in IRIB News
7. Iranian Migrants, IRIB, and Human Rights
8. Human Rights Promotion: An Unmet Obligation
Shabnam Moinipour has a PhD in human rights and media communications and an MA in theory and practice of human rights. She has been a visiting lecturer at the University of Westminster and a researcher at various human rights organizations including Open Doors International, Iran Human Rights Documentation Centre, and the Human Rights in Iran Unit.