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Tarlach McGonagle, Minority Rights, Freedom of Expression and of the Media: Dynamics and Dilemmas , School of Human Rights Research Series Volume 44 (Intersentia, Cambridge – Antwerp – Portland, 2011), ISBN 978-94-000-0215-9 (paperback)

Tarlach McGonagle, Minority Rights, Freedom of Expression and of the Media: Dynamics and Dilemmas... Part III Book Reviews Günther Rautz* In the last century, mass media such as newspapers, radio and especially television were instrumental in shaping state identities. However, media also plays an important role in the preservation and promotion of minority cultures and languages. Globalisation phenomena such as homogenised media markets, new media and mass communications lead to the standardisation of media culture and information. Tarlach McGonagle's book is focused geographically on Europe, which necessarily involves relevant European standards and approaches, but also makes reference to international treaties which contain provisions on the right to freedom of expression. The main objective of the study is, therefore, to set out in detail the relevant international legal framework, including a careful examination of the relationship between generalist and minority-specific international human rights instruments and in particular, the right to freedom of expression. Due attention is paid to the historical circumstances in which key instruments were developed and the contemporary context in which they are now being interpreted. The analysis is also informed by an awareness of institutional and political dynamics. All of this forms the basis for the book's central objective: to mount a critical evaluation of the existing international legal framework http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Yearbook of Minority Issues Online Brill

Tarlach McGonagle, Minority Rights, Freedom of Expression and of the Media: Dynamics and Dilemmas , School of Human Rights Research Series Volume 44 (Intersentia, Cambridge – Antwerp – Portland, 2011), ISBN 978-94-000-0215-9 (paperback)

European Yearbook of Minority Issues Online , Volume 11 (1): 377 – Nov 17, 2014

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Brill
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© Copyright 2014 by Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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1570-7865
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2211-6117
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10.1163/22116117-90110054
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Abstract

Part III Book Reviews Günther Rautz* In the last century, mass media such as newspapers, radio and especially television were instrumental in shaping state identities. However, media also plays an important role in the preservation and promotion of minority cultures and languages. Globalisation phenomena such as homogenised media markets, new media and mass communications lead to the standardisation of media culture and information. Tarlach McGonagle's book is focused geographically on Europe, which necessarily involves relevant European standards and approaches, but also makes reference to international treaties which contain provisions on the right to freedom of expression. The main objective of the study is, therefore, to set out in detail the relevant international legal framework, including a careful examination of the relationship between generalist and minority-specific international human rights instruments and in particular, the right to freedom of expression. Due attention is paid to the historical circumstances in which key instruments were developed and the contemporary context in which they are now being interpreted. The analysis is also informed by an awareness of institutional and political dynamics. All of this forms the basis for the book's central objective: to mount a critical evaluation of the existing international legal framework

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European Yearbook of Minority Issues OnlineBrill

Published: Nov 17, 2014

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