Role of Media on the Xenophobic Approach on the Coronavirus

  • Hariharan V
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  • Hariharan V

    Student at University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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In the previous hardly any months, COVID-19, the malady brought about by another strain of coronavirus, has detonated over the globe. The spread of the infection has been coordinated by the expansion of misinformation and ‘hate speech’ coordinated at people of Chinese or Asian descent, the world over and on Muslims in India. In February, the World Health Organization raised worries about an 'infodemic' brought about by a surge of bogus and deceiving data about COVID-19. The media and online media organizations should likewise add to the battle against misinformation and ‘hate speech’ identified with the COVID-19. Worldwide and public laws perceive that phenomenal conditions require unprecedented measures. This implies those specific fundamental rights, including the right to freedom of expression and the right to seek and impart information, might be confined to address the current emergency as long as governments apply fundamental popularity based standards and a progression of protections, and the obstruction is legal, restricted as expected, and not self-assertive. In this paper, I have characterized and validated the rule of law, and the rights to freedom of expression and the right to receive and to impart information, just as the anti-racist thought invaded into the contemplations of common man, is ensured all through this emergency and later on.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 5, Page 926 - 942


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