This is the first book on environmental journalism in South Asia. It provides an important benchmark for journalism in the region as well as an excellent source of material for the future evolution of environmental journalism. This is a collection of essays by prominent Indian and South Asian environmental journalists. Apart from essays from India, there are contributions from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal and the Maldives. The essays examine this specialization of journalism both historically and in the present.
Chapter 35: No Screen Presence
No Screen Presence
The world is changing rapidly. People have talked about globalisation mainly in economic terms. But the 21st century may see a form of political globalisation which could pose a serious threat to the 20th century concept of sovereignty. Political globalisation will be pushed by the same technological change which is pushing economic globalisation, namely, the dramatic changes that are taking place in communication technologies which are turning the world into a global village.
Human rights is today an area in which states are beginning to feel that they have legitimacy in intervening in another state's affairs. The ongoing North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) air raids on Yugoslavia are a fine example of foreign intervention in a nation's domestic ...