Media Solidarities and Human Rights

Module code: MS7221
Module co-ordinator: Dr Maria Rovisco

This module is concerned with exploring how media and communications can bring people into contact with thoughts, ideas and experiences that have ethical implications for how we relate to others. We will take a closer look at the reporting of human rights abuses and the ways in which popular media - from television news and film to humanitarian advertising – encourage critical debates around human rights, cosmopolitanism and humanitarianism. We will discuss these topics by considering a range of media forms including television news, film, photography, digital media and humanitarian advertising.


  • 11 hours of lectures
  • 11 hours of seminars
  • 128 hours of guided independent study


  • Essay, 3,000 words (100%)