cover

The Charlie Hebdo Affair and Comparative Journalistic Cultures

Human Rights Versus Religious Rites

Authors: Eko, Lyombe

  • Uses communication theories as conceptual frameworks for analyzing satirical journalism and satire of religion in culture-specific journalistic paradigms, the problem of blasphemy, and the applicability of the human right of freedom of expression to culture-specific cartoons and caricatures in our globalized society
  • Investigates how specific media outlets that operate in our interconnected system of global journalistic cultures justified their decisions to republish or not to republish Charlie Hebdo’s post terrorist attack edition that featured the Je Suis Charlie Mohammed cartoon cover
  • Helps scholars and students to think critically about the role and place of freedom of expression as a human right in a globalized world in general, and in democratic societies in particular
see more benefits

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: November 5, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-18079-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
  • Due: November 23, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-18078-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
About this book

The Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack of January 7, 2015 shook French journalism to the core and reverberated around the world, triggering a cascade of responses from journalists, media outlets, cartoonists and caricaturists from diverse geographies of freedom of expression and journalistic cultures. 
This book is a multifaceted case study that describes and explains sameness and difference in diverse journalistic conceptualizations of the Charlie Hebdo affair from a comparative, international perspective. It explores how different journalistic traditions, cultures, worldviews and styles conceptualized and reacted to the clash between freedom of expression and respect for religious sentiments in the context of terrorism, where those sentiments are imposed on the media and secular societies through intimidation, coercion and violence. The book analyzes the political and cultural clashes between the core human right of freedom of expression, and rite of respect for religious sentiments, which is situated on the outer periphery of the human right of freedom of religion. It also examines how media outlets, editors, and cartoonists from different politico-cultural contexts and journalistic cultures in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and North and South America, addressed the delicate issue of Mohammed cartoons in general, and the problem of (re)publication of the controversial Charlie Hebdo Je Suis Charlie Mohammed cartoon, in particular. 

About the authors

Lyombe Eko is a Professor of Comparative and International Communication at the College of Media and Communication, Texas Tech University.  He earned his doctorate degree in Journalism from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. He has been a Professor at the University of Maine and Director of Graduate Studies at the University of Iowa School of Journalism. He has published three other books on media law and international communication, including New Media, Old Regimes: Case Studies in Comparative Communication Law and Policy, which won the Gold Media at the Independent Publishers’ Book Awards in 2014.

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: November 5, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-18079-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
  • Due: November 23, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-18078-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide

Services for this book

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Charlie Hebdo Affair and Comparative Journalistic Cultures
Book Subtitle
Human Rights Versus Religious Rites
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-18079-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-18079-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-18078-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 420
Number of Illustrations
26 b/w illustrations
Topics