Human Security as a Conceptual Framework

The Case of Palestinian Journalists

Carol B Schwalbe, Jeannine E Relly, Sally Ann Cruikshank, Ethan H. Schwalbe

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

Abstract

This exploratory study introduces a human security framework to examine the challenges that journalists face from daily professional and societal constraints and pressures when attempting to fulfill their role to inform the public in areas of conflict. The research focuses on the influences on Palestinian journalists in one of the most challenging regions in the world for independently reporting the news. Our framework includes seven dimensions of human security: personal, organizational, community/societal, economic, political, geographic, and infrastructural. Our study found that the Palestinian media are military targets, and journalists face direct and indirect censorship by the Israeli government as well as the Palestinian Authority and Hamas. Although we have adapted this framework for the Palestinian case in particular, the spheres of these influences on human security would likely pertain to other insecure situations for journalists. Applying this framework to journalism studies could open new avenues of academic discovery to analyze human security beyond violence, safety, and risk. Our main contribution, we suggest, is building out a human security framework for academic journalism studies in contested, conflict-prone, and post-conflict areas around the world.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournalism Studies
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2018

Fingerprint

human security
Palestinian
journalist
Economics
journalism
censorship
research focus
Israeli
news
Military
Violence
violence
community
economics

Keywords

  • Gaza Strip
  • human security
  • news media
  • Palestinian journalists
  • press freedom
  • West Bank

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Communication

Cite this

Human Security as a Conceptual Framework : The Case of Palestinian Journalists. / Schwalbe, Carol B; Relly, Jeannine E; Cruikshank, Sally Ann; Schwalbe, Ethan H.

In: Journalism Studies, 01.01.2018.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{437e13c3089c4d3a86ee273e02508819,
title = "Human Security as a Conceptual Framework: The Case of Palestinian Journalists",
abstract = "This exploratory study introduces a human security framework to examine the challenges that journalists face from daily professional and societal constraints and pressures when attempting to fulfill their role to inform the public in areas of conflict. The research focuses on the influences on Palestinian journalists in one of the most challenging regions in the world for independently reporting the news. Our framework includes seven dimensions of human security: personal, organizational, community/societal, economic, political, geographic, and infrastructural. Our study found that the Palestinian media are military targets, and journalists face direct and indirect censorship by the Israeli government as well as the Palestinian Authority and Hamas. Although we have adapted this framework for the Palestinian case in particular, the spheres of these influences on human security would likely pertain to other insecure situations for journalists. Applying this framework to journalism studies could open new avenues of academic discovery to analyze human security beyond violence, safety, and risk. Our main contribution, we suggest, is building out a human security framework for academic journalism studies in contested, conflict-prone, and post-conflict areas around the world.",
keywords = "Gaza Strip, human security, news media, Palestinian journalists, press freedom, West Bank",
author = "Schwalbe, {Carol B} and Relly, {Jeannine E} and Cruikshank, {Sally Ann} and Schwalbe, {Ethan H.}",
year = "2018",
month = "1",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1080/1461670X.2018.1543555",
language = "English (US)",
journal = "Journalism Studies",
issn = "1461-670X",
publisher = "Routledge",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Human Security as a Conceptual Framework

T2 - The Case of Palestinian Journalists

AU - Schwalbe, Carol B

AU - Relly, Jeannine E

AU - Cruikshank, Sally Ann

AU - Schwalbe, Ethan H.

PY - 2018/1/1

Y1 - 2018/1/1

N2 - This exploratory study introduces a human security framework to examine the challenges that journalists face from daily professional and societal constraints and pressures when attempting to fulfill their role to inform the public in areas of conflict. The research focuses on the influences on Palestinian journalists in one of the most challenging regions in the world for independently reporting the news. Our framework includes seven dimensions of human security: personal, organizational, community/societal, economic, political, geographic, and infrastructural. Our study found that the Palestinian media are military targets, and journalists face direct and indirect censorship by the Israeli government as well as the Palestinian Authority and Hamas. Although we have adapted this framework for the Palestinian case in particular, the spheres of these influences on human security would likely pertain to other insecure situations for journalists. Applying this framework to journalism studies could open new avenues of academic discovery to analyze human security beyond violence, safety, and risk. Our main contribution, we suggest, is building out a human security framework for academic journalism studies in contested, conflict-prone, and post-conflict areas around the world.

AB - This exploratory study introduces a human security framework to examine the challenges that journalists face from daily professional and societal constraints and pressures when attempting to fulfill their role to inform the public in areas of conflict. The research focuses on the influences on Palestinian journalists in one of the most challenging regions in the world for independently reporting the news. Our framework includes seven dimensions of human security: personal, organizational, community/societal, economic, political, geographic, and infrastructural. Our study found that the Palestinian media are military targets, and journalists face direct and indirect censorship by the Israeli government as well as the Palestinian Authority and Hamas. Although we have adapted this framework for the Palestinian case in particular, the spheres of these influences on human security would likely pertain to other insecure situations for journalists. Applying this framework to journalism studies could open new avenues of academic discovery to analyze human security beyond violence, safety, and risk. Our main contribution, we suggest, is building out a human security framework for academic journalism studies in contested, conflict-prone, and post-conflict areas around the world.

KW - Gaza Strip

KW - human security

KW - news media

KW - Palestinian journalists

KW - press freedom

KW - West Bank

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85057304795&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=85057304795&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1080/1461670X.2018.1543555

DO - 10.1080/1461670X.2018.1543555

M3 - Article

JO - Journalism Studies

JF - Journalism Studies

SN - 1461-670X

ER -