Written by experienced journalists, this book explores the role and performance of the media in the coverage of human rights in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Thailand. It examines the following areas:
1. The rights of the media, including the political space available to them and the pressure and restraints on their freedom.
2. The performance of the mass media in educating people about their entitlement to human rights.
3. Media coverage of human rights violations. Do they report violations? What are their problems and constraints? Are small-scale media organizations better equipped to cover human rights abuses?