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Ethics of Representation

The media are among the most important channels for people to get information about the world. The media cannot provide a simple copy of this world; they can only represent events, people, and places. The importance of the media evokes ethical concerns regarding what is represented and how and what is not represented. Most media professionals are obliged to uphold certain ethical codes. An understanding of the ethics of representation is needed to grasp ethical concerns about the media and the ethical tools used by media professionals.

This entry discusses how general ethical frameworks can be used for ethical practice in media representation, and asks the question of whether one can pinpoint certain “ethics of representation.” It further focuses on dilemmas and issues in representation media ...

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