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Social responsibility and the freedom of the press

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dc.contributor Háskólinn á Akureyri
dc.contributor.author Meckl, Markus Hermann
dc.contributor.author Guðmundsson, Birgir
dc.contributor.author Ólafs, Helga
dc.contributor.author Proppé, Hulda
dc.date.accessioned 2022-01-15T01:01:23Z
dc.date.available 2022-01-15T01:01:23Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.citation Meckl , M H & Guðmundsson , B 2010 , Social responsibility and the freedom of the press . í H Ólafs & H Proppé (útg.) , Rannsóknir í félagsvísindum XI : Erindi flutt á ráðstefnu í október 2010 . Rannsóknir í félagsvísindum , bind. XI , Háskóli Íslands , bls. 198-204 , Þjóðarspegillinn 2010 , Reykjavík , Ísland , 29/10/10 . < https://skemman.is/bitstream/1946/6843/3/198-204_%20MecklBirgir.athugasemdir.heimildir.pdf >
dc.identifier.citation conference
dc.identifier.isbn 978-9935-424-02-0
dc.identifier.other PURE: 45090090
dc.identifier.other PURE UUID: acbe537b-f174-403d-adda-94282ce0b4e8
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11815/2829
dc.description.abstract The freedom of the press is a necessity to ensure public debate, a debate which secures the emergence of truth for the better good of all. The importance attributed to this argument is reflected in European constitutions. Since the French Revolution the freedom of the press has figured prominently in every democratic constitution. The understanding of the concept is important in defining journalism as a profession and its role in a democratic society. The importance for western democracies of a clear conception of what freedom of the press entails has increased in recent decades, as previously socially, culturally and ethnically homogeneous societies have become multicultural. The concept plays a key role in well recorded international cases such as the report of Aftonbladed in Sweden on the Israeli army stealing organs of Palestinian victims and of the Danish Mohamed Cartoons. However, as demonstrated in this paper by an examination of data on Icelandic reporting compiled for the Althingi Investigative Committee, the term also contributes to the understanding of more systemic issues such as why the Icelandic media did not critically report what was going on prior to the collapse of the banks in the fall of 2008.
dc.format.extent 7
dc.format.extent 198-204
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dc.publisher Háskóli Íslands
dc.relation.ispartofseries Rannsóknir í félagsvísindum XI; ()
dc.relation.ispartofseries Rannsóknir í félagsvísindum; XI()
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Fjölmiðlar
dc.subject Tjáningarfrelsi
dc.subject Social responsibility
dc.subject Freedom of the press
dc.title Social responsibility and the freedom of the press
dc.type /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/researchoutputtypes/contributiontobookanthology/conference
dc.description.version Non peer reviewed
dc.relation.url https://skemman.is/bitstream/1946/6843/3/198-204_%20MecklBirgir.athugasemdir.heimildir.pdf
dc.contributor.school Hug- og félagsvísindasvið

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