Natural Law and the Right to Know in a Democracy

Journal of Mass Media Ethics 20 (2-3):121-138 (2005)

Authors
David T. Ozar
Loyola University, Chicago
Abstract
This article places the concept of "right to know," which is normally associated with law, in a moral framework. It outlines multiple meanings of the concept, emphasizing the institutional nature of "right to know." Then the article imbeds this understanding in moral thinking, including a discussion of the moral elements of rights, and applies that understanding in specific journalistic situations.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1207/s15327728jmme2002&3_3
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 40,785
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

Taking Rights Seriously.Ronald Dworkin - 1977 - Ethics 88 (1):80-86.
Taking Rights Seriously.R. Dworkin - 1977 - Philosophical Quarterly 27 (109):379-380.
Taking Rights Seriously.Ronald Dworkin - 1979 - Ethics 90 (1):121-130.

View all 8 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

The Public's Right to Know in Liberal-Democratic Thought Vs. The People's ‘Obligation to Know’ in Hebrew Law.Tsuriel Rashi - 2009 - Empedocles: European Journal for the Philosophy of Communication 1 (1):91-105.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

A Pure Theory of Democracy.Antonio García-Trevijano - 2009 - University Press of America.
Democracy and Tradition.Jeffrey Stout - 2005 - Princeton University Press.
Majority Rule and Minority Rights.Jitendra Nath Sarker - 2006 - The Proceedings of the Twenty-First World Congress of Philosophy 2:169-173.
Towards a Critique of Political Democracy.Mario Tronti - 2009 - Cosmos and History 5 (1):68-75.
The Phenomenology of Democracy.Robert Keith Shaw - 2009 - Policy Futures in Education 7 (3):340-348.
Philosophical Essays.Teodros Kiros - 2011 - Red Sea Press.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2009-01-28

Total views
60 ( #129,192 of 2,244,002 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
9 ( #158,843 of 2,244,002 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes

Sign in to use this feature